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Month: August 2015

Reliant Energy in Texas Info

Reliant Energy in Texas Info

Nrg-energy-logo.PNGAfter some consideration and a lot of a debate, my wife and I have decided that we are going to move. It took awhile to figure out where we were going to move, but we have at least decided on Reliant TX for the place that we are going to move. We had to compromise a bit on where we were going to move, because neither of us wanted to move to the other ones first choice. I think that Reliant is going to be the company that we get our new electricity from as well. They seem like a good company, and we have a friend that gets their electricity through them, so I think it is a good idea for us as well.

Now that we have figured out where we are going to move, we need to start the process of finding a place to move into next. We need to put the house we currently have for sale on the market. I don't know how long it is going to take to sell it. I think that it is a pretty nice house, and it should be worth a good bit on the market, but one of the issues that the location is not that good. So that could definitely make it a bit harder to sell.

I guess I will put it on the market and worry about when it sells later. Instead, I need to focus my intentions right now on the new house that we are going to buy, because that is the most important thing on my mind right now. I want to start looking at houses, and I am also going to look at electricity price in the area. I am just kind of curious about the electricity prices at the moment.

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Rate Plans That Are Beneficial for Energy Customers

Rate Plans That Are Beneficial for Energy Customers

Electric Providers By Zip CodeThere is one thing that I learned about the companies that provide electricity in Texas. They are competing so hard to get a person to choose their service over their competitors that the main winner ends up being the customer. See, energy is deregulated in Texas, and that means that each individual household and business can choose the energy company that they want providing their electricity. Since there are quite a few in business in the area, they have to offer perks that the other companies don't offer. Often, this comes through in their prices and rate plans, but there are other perks as well.

The rate plans are probably the best incentive for companies to use. Not everyone owns their own home, so they may want a monthly rate plan rather than a six month or 12 month plan. This is also beneficial for homeowners because some of the companies even allow a five year fixed rate plan. That is what I chose for myself, because I am not the type of person who likes surprises. I would rather know exactly what I am paying each month, but I know that there are others out there who don't mind taking risks, especially when it can definitely go in their favor.

For people like that, a variable rate plan for any length of time would be perfect. All of these different rate plans means that a customer can get exactly what they want, instead of being at the mercy of a few plans that an energy company has for its customers. That is why I am so happy that I am in an area where we do have the freedom to choose what we want. Hopefully, the rest of the country will get caught up with us sooner rather than later.

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Things Could Always Be Worse

Things Could Always Be Worse

I recently came across a cable company I hadn't heard of before after moving to the city - Suddenlink - and I was rather surprised to find that they even existed! I've moved around quite a bit over the years which has had me becoming a customer of multiple providers - four in total and considering the distance between many of the places seems kind of odd if you ask me. I always wonder how they are able to actually handle the millions of customers that they have. I think back on the most recent event that caused every single one of Time Warner's customers to lose access to the 'Net because of some foul up.

That's really messed up to me. That kind of thing shouldn't be allowed to happen especially when you consider the kind of economic impact that it might have had on the country should they had lost access for longer than just the hour or so that it effected them. If it had been a whole day instead, millions of dollars may have been lost which would have been a serious concern for the company and for the country as a whole. This is why I believe in a separate of cable and Internet services.

We need some kind of rule here that will allow us to utilize the Internet as a utility while keeping our cable services in their pocket. I'm pretty happy with the subscription that I have, the cost is really fair and I get to watch all my favorite shows pretty much whenever I want to. I'm sort of a TV junkie so I'm really down with watching whatever most of the time, as long as I'm being entertained by it I don't mind and I won't complain! Things could be a lot worse.

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