McKinney, Texas Electricity Service Comparison

Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for over half of your total monthly electric bill?  That could be why so very many of the energy saving tips out there focus on this area.  One such tip is to regularly inspect your ducts to make sure they are not damaged or torn.  Really…do you want to pay to heat and cool the area under your house?  No.

Reducing your energy consumption is a win-win situation.  You save money every month and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.  But there is another way to keep that bill down and it is through ElectricRates.  We research all electricity service providers in the McKinney, Texas area to find out what rates each is charging.

Use our online comparison tool for a free pass to this information.  You can choose a company that is charging less per kilowatt hour than you are paying now and order service with them online through ElectricityBid.  No funny games either!  We average in any additional surcharges and fees and show them to you in the final calculated rate so you pay what they said you would pay.

Call our 800 number above today to speak to an energy consultant.  We don’t want you paying too much for electricity in McKinney, Texas any more than you do.  Our energy consultants are always happy to assist you in lowering your monthly power bill and will be happy to address any questions or concerns you have.  Why wait?  The savings are so close!

How to Use The Google Smart Meter in Texas

Google PowerMeter DeviceGoogle PowerMeter is a free energy monitoring tool that helps you save energy and money. Using energy information provided by your Texas electric utility smart meters and energy monitoring devices, Google PowerMeter enables you to view your home’s energy consumption from anywhere online.

Benefits of Google PowerMeter

  • Find What Devices and Appliances Are Always on
  • Predict Your Energy Costs
  • Plug in Your Fixed Electric Rate per kWh to customize your data
  • View How Others Have Used Google Power Meter
  • Track Energy Usage Over Days, Weeks, and Months

You will be able to quickly see patterns of electric usage during certain times of day and pinpoint what devices are using most of your energy. You may have never even thought about what appliances in your home causes you to spend the most on your electricity but the data available from Google smart meter will allow you to plan and budget to plan how you use your energy and how to lower costs.

Even if you are not the type of person to budget nd plan the Google Smart meter application that is available online keeps track of all the data for you. The application even automatically creates the graphs and shows you the patterns for where you can save the most money.

This online application is perfect for me and considering Oncor electric utility which is agressively impleneting smart electric meters in their service area is my utility I will not have to wait long to use this app.

If you are in the Dallas Fort Worth area chances are you already have a smart electric meter installed by Oncor Electric Delivery. If so I encourage you to go to the link below and sign up with Googles application.

http://www.google.com/powermeter/about/about.html

One of the neatest things about the Google smart meter app is the dark green area of their chart. The dark green area shows you what applianxes in your house are always on. Many people do not realize it in Texas but many of the appliances we use suck energy out of the electric outlet even when you turn off the device.

The Google Power meter will help you pinpoint those devies and retrofit the outlet or device so that it no longer takes energy from your usage while not being used. If you do not want to spend money on retrofits you can atleast begin unplugging those devices from the wall as an alternative.

If nothing else this app is very cool and interesting to play around with and review even if decide not to implement in changes in your electricity usage consumption and behavior.

Oncor is not currently listed as a PowerMeter partner but you can easily purchase a cheap device to use with this application in correspondence with your smart meter. Below are a couple of devices that can be purchased that are compatible with the Google PowerMeter application.

http://www.currentcost.com/powermeter/

http://www.theenergydetective.com/store/

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