How to Find the Best Electric Company for You in Texas

Whether you just moved to Texas or you were born and raised in the Lone Star State, finding the best electric company for your needs can be challenging. Comparing energy plans and rates can feel daunting, and keeping up with ever-changing energy costs can be a chore. The bright side? Finding the best electric company for you doesn't have to be complicated. While electricity providers and plans vary, once you know what to look for in an electric company, you'll have an easier time narrowing down your options and finding the right electricity plan for you.

What to look for in
an electricity provider

Due to the deregulated energy market in Texas, you have complete control over who your retail electricity provider is. Here are a few things to look for in your next Texas energy provider.

Reliability

The energy provider you choose should be reliable and trustworthy. Be sure to look at customer reviews before signing your next energy contract. What are customers saying about customer service and energy rates? At Rhythm, we take our customer reviews very seriously and we’re proud to be a top-rated Texas electricity company.

Fair Pricing

Before you sign the dotted line, make sure the electricity company you choose has fair pricing. Some providers will provide discounts to veteran customers. At Rhythm, we believe that everyone deserves the same great rates, regardless of how long you have been a customer. With fair for all pricing and no hidden fees, it’s no wonder Texas residents are choosing Rhythm for their electricity needs.

Rewards

Many electricity companies offer rewards to their customers. As a Rhythm customer, you'll get rewards for setting up Auto Pay, referring a friend, and signing up for e-bills. Cash your Rewards Points to reduce your next energy bill, skip a payment, and more!

Energy Rates

Energy rates in Texas change daily, so make sure you know which energy providers offer the best rates. With a fixed-rate plan from Rhythm, you get the same great rates throughout the length of your contract, so you never have to worry about surprises.

Environmental Impact

Or in Rhythm’s case, the lack of environmental impact. We’re proud to only offer plans that are backed by 100% renewable energy. Whether it’s wind from Corpus Christi or solar-powered plans from the Texas sun, we love that our plans help ensure a cleaner energy future.

3 simple steps to find
an electricity provider

Step 1

Check your current electricity contract.

Are you bound to your current energy contract for a certain amount of time? How much energy do you use monthly? These are just a couple questions to ask yourself before choosing a new electric company. You can find a majority of this information by reviewing your most recent electric bill, but keep in mind other factors may come into play (see how to calculate your true energy rate). You can also visit your energy provider's website or call them to speak with a representative. Also note that most electric companies charge an early termination fee. When you sign up for a renewable energy plan with Rhythm, we'll cover your early termination fee (up to $150) so you can make a seamless switch.  

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Step 2

Compare local electricity companies and plans.

There are several great electricity providers in Texas, and not all energy plans are created equal. It's important to take the time to compare the different electric companies that service your area, as well as the different energy plans and rates. Most Texas electric companies hide fees in the fine print of their contracts, and these fees can add up! When comparing electricity plans, keep an eye out for unnecessary fees including monthly service charges, insufficient funds fees, document processing fees, summary bill fees, and disconnect notice fees. At Rhythm, we don't believe in hidden fees. That's why we've dedicated our lives to making Texas energy easy and transparent. See how we compare to other Texas electricity providers

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Step 3

Sign up for your new energy plan.

Now that you've found the perfect electricity company and energy plan for you, it's time to sign up. You can usually do this through your chosen provider's website. It's that easy! If you're in the market for a renewable energy plan, enter your zip code into our website to see energy rates and plans in your area. Signing up only takes 60 seconds! 

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See how Rhythm stacks up

View a comparison between Rhythm and other Texas energy providers on fees, rewards, and other benefits. You’ll notice why so many Texans are making the switch to renewable energy plans with Rhythm.

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Top reasons to switch
Texas energy providers

You have high electricity bills

Your electric bill is through the roof and you're looking for a more affordable energy plan.

You're interested in renewable energy

You're interested in switching from gas to renewable energy, such as wind and solar.

You're tired of unexplained energy charges

There are unexpected or unexplained charges on your electric bill.

Your current contract is ending

Your contract is up with your previous Texas energy provider and you want to explore your options.

You're unhappy with your current provider

You're experiencing poor customer service with your current electric company.

You're interested in solar buyback

You have solar panels and are interested in a solar buyback plan.

You found a better electricity plan

You found a better electricity plan with a different energy company.

Your energy usage is changing

Your home's energy usage is about to change and you want to find the right plan.

You're buying an electric vehicle

You're purchasing an electric vehicle and want to make sure you have the right electricity plan for it.

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