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What to know when switching Texas electricity providers

Written by Caitlin Ritchie

Edited by Hannah Hillson

Last updated 10/14/2022

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Switching energy providers is easy with®. In the deregulated Texas energy market, residents have a variety of providers to choose from. If your current contract is ending soon, it may be time to compare energy plans from different providers. And if you are moving to an area where your current provider does not operate, you will need to switch to a new one.

The SaveOnEnergy marketplace can help you switch to a new energy provider. Avoid early termination fees and keep your service running smoothly with these key tips.

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Switching your Texas electric service

  • Check your renewal rate. Many residents choose to switch providers because their renewal rates are higher than the rate they signed up for as new customers. Providers often draw in new customers by offering low starting rates, but they might not offer the same rates for repeat customers. If you already know your renewal rate, you can use the SaveOnEnergy marketplace to compare rates from other providers. Make sure you also read the Electricity Facts Label (EFL) before signing up for a plan to ensure you fully understand your new rate.
  • Shop early. With SaveOnEnergy, you can sign up for a plan today and delay the start of your service for up to 90 days. If you find a low rate, you can secure it today — even if you still have a few months left under your current contract.
  • Skip the early termination fees. If your current contract expires in 14 days or less, you can switch providers without paying an early termination fee. For Texans who are switching providers because they are moving to a new home, you will not incur an early termination fee no matter how long is left on your contract as long as you submit proof of a change in address to your current provider.
  • Don’t cancel with your old provider. Once you have signed up for a plan with a new provider, you don’t need to cancel your service with your current one. Your new provider will automatically handle the switch in service when your new plan begins.
  • Cancel your switch. If you change your mind about switching providers, you can cancel the switch within three days of receiving your Terms of Service (TOS) agreement without paying a termination fee. This applies for TOS agreements received online or in the mail.

How to switch providers with SaveOnEnergy

If you are ready to switch energy providers, SaveOnEnergy can make the transition quick and simple. Here’s how the process works:

  • Enter your ZIP code. We’ll show you a list of the available providers and energy plans in your area. If you are switching providers due to a change of address, enter the ZIP code of your new home to ensure you are looking for providers that operate in the correct service area.
  • Compare providers, rates, and plans. Our marketplace is free to use and makes it easy to compare providers in your area. Use the filters to narrow your options to specific providers, green energy plans, contract lengths, and more. While you compare your options, be sure to note whether providers offer a satisfaction guarantee. These guarantees usually allow you to switch to another plan within a set amount of time if you are not satisfied with your new plan.
  • Make the switch in minutes. Once you’ve decided on a provider and plan, we can walk you through the switching process. We’ll ask you some basic questions and help you sign up for the new plan. After your switch is confirmed, your new provider will handle the transition in service on the start date that you choose. If you have questions along the way or want to discuss the details of your switch, call the number above to speak with our energy experts.

Why SaveOnEnergy?

SaveOnEnergy’s online marketplace makes it easy to exercise your power to choose an energy provider that meets your needs. We only show rates and plans from thoroughly-vetted energy providers, so you can be sure you’re signing up for reliable service no matter which provider you choose. Some of our most popular providers include TXU Energy, Reliant Energy, and Gexa Energy, with many others to explore. Enter your ZIP code to discover providers and current energy rates in your area.

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