How do seasons and personal energy usage impact costs?
Your electricity bill varies significantly by season. If you live in Texas, you’re likely using relatively little energy during the winter months and likely using lots of energy during the summer months.
We use data below from a randomly selected sample of twenty-five Energy Simply customers from Texas.
SEASONAL VARIANCE: Look at the line in the graph below labeled “TX Average.” The horizontal line labeled “1” below represents average usage. Looking at the six months from November to April, electricity usage is well below average; but for the three summer months from June to August, usage is well above average. If your average usage was around 1,000 kWh, you would want to find the best plan for 750 kWh in the winter months and around 1,500 kWh in the summer months. Rarely is one plan the best plan at both of these usage levels so you’ll want to be switching plans when the seasons change (or let Energy Simply do this for you.)
PERSONAL VARIANCE: Seasonal variance is a big factor in choosing the best plan for you, but personal variance is also very important. “TX Customer 1” and “TX Customer 2” represent two customers from the randomly selected sample of 25. They illustrate the significant variance individuals might have even from the average. Assuming an average monthly usage of 1,000 kWh for both of these customers, “TX Customer 1” used more than 2,500 kWh in June; more than 2.5x their average. “TX Customer 2” used about 333 kWh in February and March; about 1/3 of their average. Most plans that are good deals at 2,500 kWh/month are not so good at 1,000 kWh or 500 kWh; and same for plans that are good deals for 500 kWh/month aren’t often so good for 1,000 kWh/month or 2,000 kWh/month.
If you want to be in the best plans for your personalized usage, you should be changing with the seasons (or letting Energy Simply do this for you.)
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The electric companies love you. Every month they can count on you to not review your bill, check for competitive pricing and they are taking that to the bank! You’ve helped pay for a lot of lavish Thanksgiving feasts for energy executives today.
It’s Thanksgiving, so don’t be a Turkey – compare prices on your electricity. Perhaps you’ll even find that you can get 100% renewable electricity for cheaper than traditional, dirty electric. If you don’t have the time to shop the electric markets let us do it for you. For $5 a month we’re saving our customers $10, $25 – many as much as $50 every month!
And, because we are thankful for our customers we have incentives to help you sign your friends up such as a free Nest thermostat. Loosen that belt after dinner, grab your electricity bill and sign up to start saving.
We blogged last week about the seasons changing – and the impact that will have on your electric bills. And it is about to get real in Northern, IL!
We are fans of Danny Neal and the Stormchaser’s blog. This morning we woke up to news from Danny that Illinois can expect multiple inches of snow this Friday night and Saturday morning.
Hop on over to Danny’s blog and follow him on Facebook for great weather tracking…and, after you’ve done that – sign up with Energy Simply so you’ll know that you’re not paying way too much for electricity in these cold, dark winter months.
It’s November and winter is coming. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 65% of energy costs are tied to heating or lighting; and these are costs that will increase in the winter months:
- Colder outside temperatures mean more energy is needed to heat your home and water
- Shorter winter daylight hours mean more energy is needed to light your home
There’s a good chance you’re probably paying more than you need for the electricity you’re going to need more of. Energy Simply is a consumer-focused service that monitors the complex and frequently changing energy market and helps you get the best deal, personalized FOR YOUR electricity usage. Learn more about how Energy Simply works and sign-up to start saving today:https://www.energysimp.ly/users/sign_up.
(Data and graphic from: U.S. Department of Energy)
A large number of people in the Chicagoland area are with their incumbent electricity provider, ComEd, and likely paying too much for electricity.
From, October 2015 through May 2016, ComEd is charging its customers $0.07006/kWh. If you’re in a two-bedroom apartment and using 1,000 kWh/month, you’re paying $70.06 (plus a fixed delivery fee) per month. If you’re in a four-bedroom house using 2,000 kWh/month, you’re paying $140.12 (plus delivery fee) per month.
If you just wanted the cheapest plan, you could be saving about 15% and if you wanted to go green with 100% renewable energy, you could still be saving 5% compared to your default ComEd rate.
Energy Simply actively monitors the Illinois energy market including the nearly 80 plans available for Chicagoland residents as of early October and watches for the best deals for our customers. We automatically switch you to the cheapest electricity provider for your home based on applying our proprietary models to your own energy usage. Learn more at:https://www.energysimp.ly/how-it-works or sign-up at: https://www.energysimp.ly/users/sign_up.
Case Study: Go Green and Save Green
Abbie works for an environmental non-profit in the Chicago-area. She cares deeply about the environment and wants to use renewable energy for her small apartment. BUT, Abbie also works for a non-profit so she was worried that green energy would be too expensive.
Abbie saw our cost comparison for green energy and decided that for about 0% – 15% premium, she could afford to choose 100% renewable energy. Abbie had been on the default plan for her area and by signing-up for Energy Simply she actually was able to get a lower price on 100% renewable energy than she had been paying.
Sign up for Energy Simply’s service and you can rest easy knowing you’re getting the cheapest or cheapest green energy at all times.