Electricity use

@DJ9020 (1596)
United States
August 15, 2007 1:40am CST
Do you pay attention to the times you use electricity? I found out that many companies charge up to twice the rate for use during 'peak hours', which are typically between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm in the States. They say if you don't use your washer, dryer, or dishwasher during those hours you can save a lot of money. I'm going to give it a try!
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@musicman6 (2391)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Did you know that most of the electric companies offer you a contract to keep the same "rate" per kwh,for a year at a time, so they won't charge you double? Did you know that you can shop around, for a lower "rate per kwh", and change electric companies so you can lower your electric bill? (of course each state is different)
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I didn't know about the contracts for the rates. I'll have to check that out. I did know that you can shop around, but I like the company I'm with because we have 100% wind power. It's not really the cheapest, but I think of it as an investment in our future. That being said, I do want to save what money I can.
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@musicman6 (2391)
• United States
30 Dec 07
Yes, when they deregulated electricity here in Texas, the maverick companies that came in to compete, came in with 1price,1yr contracts, so the other companies almost had to start going to contracts to stay in competition!
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