Find the Best Electricity Plan for Your Home
Planning cash flow for the family budget is one of the most difficult tasks that many Americans have in today’s economy. Since the solution to every budget problem is to have cash available when bills is due, home owners need to take advantage of financial options that are best for them. Fortunately, companies like TXU have provided several payment plans that can smooth the rough spots in most budgets.
Fixed rate plans are ideal for people who want to plan their budgets with approximately the same amount spent each month. Since the rate remains the same, your bill will fluctuate only with increased or decreased usage as the weather changes. If temperatures do not vary widely throughout the year, you can be reasonably certain that your bill will be close to the same amount each month. In addition, you may average your payments to keep payments virtually the same throughout the year.
Fixed rate plans are usually available for three, six and 24 months. If the plan is canceled before the term expires, you will usually be charged a cancellation fee.
Indexed Electric Rates
An indexed rate is based on a predefined formula using a public index or other information available to the public. The rate is disclosed to the customer, and he or she may choose the rate for a term or use the month-to-month indexed rate.
When the rate is indexed to the price of natural gas, the customer’s bill will rise or fall depending on the price of natural gas. Customers who believe prices will decrease can enjoy lower bills by choosing the month-to-month indexed rate. Unfortunately, the customer will pay higher bills if gas prices rise.
When customers who select month-to-month plans determine that prices are at a low point, they may switch to a term to benefit from low rates for several months. The sample “Electricity Facts Label” shows how to calculate the indexed rates.
Renewable Energy Options
Many people have become aware of their environment and want to keep it clean. That’s why TXU prices for renewable energy give customers a third option.
Renewable energy is generated from eco friendly resources. Wind, water, solar and biomass are sources that replenish themselves, and they are the cleanest sources known to man.
Flowing water and wind turn turbines to produce electricity. Solar energy is produced by light and heat from the sun. The oldest and most common renewable energy resource is the burning of biomass such as wood to heat homes.
TXU and other providers purchase renewable energy credits for renewable energy rate plans. Each credit represents energy generated from a renewable energy resource.
As the demand of energy increases, renewable energy resources appear to offer the cleanest and most efficient source.
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