LOCAL Houston | The City Guide May 2016 - Page 67

FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE Once you know your average monthly usage, you can check to see if rates offered by different REPs could lead to savings by looking at the applicable column on the EFL. However, be sure to take a close look at the contract language included in the EFL and Terms of Service. Also, check your current electricity agreement to be certain you won’t be charged an early termination fee for switching. It’s true what they say: Knowledge is power. And knowing the basic principles of deregulated energy markets can be a key advantage when enrolling in your next electricity plan. Before you make the switch, talk with a REP like Think Energy, which delivers competitively priced fixed rate plans backed by complete billing transparency: no hidden costs, no hidden fees and no “bait and switch” offers that produce unexpected sticker shock down the road. may 16 | L O C A L 67