Most of us are on-board when it comes to saving money on utility bills. Any of us who have faced down a $200+ power bill know the stress and pain that can come from trying to budget in necessary living expenses. In this day and age, with even the employed struggling to make ends’ meet on two incomes, and the cost of living rising higher and higher, people are taking all sorts of measures to cut down on costs, and companies are taking note.
One of the newer services cropping up is a novel idea: prepaid electricity. These services are everywhere, including prepaid electricity in Texas and several other states. More and more families are choosing to try out these services, to see if it saves them money on their electric bills. So far they are finding that it does.
It works pretty much as you’d imagine: you pay a certain amount upfront (start service with as little as $20) in advance and receive a metered out amount of electricity. You pay as you go, and you can check online for constant updates, so when electricity is starting to meter out, just add more money to your account. This is a great way to not only save tons of money but to force yourself to watch your energy consumption. It helps everyone in the family to be aware of how much electricity they use unnecessarily. As you can imagine, this is a really environmentally friendly way to go about your necessary utilities!
Prepaid electrical services are a great idea for those who are struggling with money, who have bad credit (no credit checks and therefore no expensive deposits) or who want to try out a new utility service without a commitment (most prepaid electrical services don’t require a contract and you can leave at any time). It’s a very low-risk way to get the electricity you need without having to pay hundreds of dollars in deposits, huge monthly bills or late fees and fines.
Many electric companies have all sorts of hidden costs (such as the aforementioned fees and fines), like charging you for outdoor power poles, forcing upgrades, and built-in fees and service charges that go in their pocket. The average person simply can’t afford the exorbitant power bills they are receiving every month. With a prepaid electricity service, you can forego all that extra stuff and pay what you can afford, on your own time and your own dime. Learning a few lessons about how to conserve power is just one of the many added perks of this type of service.
Just like prepaid cell phone service before it, prepaid electricity is fast rising in popularity around the country, with more and more families choosing to try it out for themselves to see how much money (and energy) they can save. Why not try it for yourself and conserve in more ways than one?