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Find The Cheapest Energy Plan in Santa Maria
Since early 2002, when Energy Deregulation was voted in Texas, residents of Santa Maria have had the power to choose their own electric suppliers and shop around to get cheap electricity.
There are plenty of Electricity Companies serving Santa Maria. They all offer different plans and prices. Comparing them all is overwhelming. Who has the time to do that?
We developed a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use comparison tool that finds all the available options and presents them to you in an easy-to-understand dashboard, already pre-sorted with the cheapest electricity plans showing on top.
We will find the BEST energy plan for you, based on your preferences and historical energy usage patterns.
If you’re ready to start saving big on your next energy bill, simply enter your zip code in the form above.
Moving to Santa Maria or Switching An Energy Plan?
You can establish a new plan when moving, or even switch electricity providers if you’re staying at the same address. Our goal is to make sure that you, as a consumer, are getting the cheapest and best possible bang for your buck!
With so many options to choose from, it is extremely time-consuming to find the best plan.
Many of the provider websites you visit are difficult to navigate. They show advertised rates in a large bold text but hide the additional fees that come along with it.
Would you rather compare plans using a manual Excel spreadsheet with hundreds of rows, or would you rather let SlashPlan find the best and cheapest plan for you?
Our service is completely FREE.
How do we do that?
We keep a list of all the available electricity plans in Santa Maria. We update it daily and present it to you on our comparison page in a format that is identical to the other plans that we monitor. This makes the comparison easy and intuitive.
PRO TIP: The get the most accurate bill estimates, know your monthly usage. Ideally, pull the previous 12-month history from your current provider and enter them on our comparison page.
If you need help with finding your historical usage, we have a great article explaining how it can be obtained, or as always, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Why Use SlashPlan To Compare Electricity Rates in Santa Maria?
Most people, especially ones who move to Texas from out of state or from regulated energy markets are not aware that they have the power to choose their electric provider.
Electricity companies are there to make a profit, and they will use different methods to charge you more. They use difficult-to-understand pricing tiers and terminology that is now known to the average consumer.
Without using an energy comparison service like SlashPlan you may not be aware of all discounts you can take advantage of, or the hidden fees that will mysteriously show up on your bill.
Here’s a common scenario that we see all the time:
2 energy companies (Company A & Company B) both charge 10¢ per Kilowatt Hour (kWh). Your first thought may be: “they offer the same price”. But no, they don’t!
Most of the prices that are advertised by the energy companies are Tiered Prices. So you will only pay the advertised rate if your monthly usage falls under that specific tier. If we look back at our case, here’s what we mean:
Company A offers the advertised rate when your monthly usage is ABOVE 2000 kWh.
Company B offers this price when your monthly usage is UNDER 1000 kWh.
Now, let’s repeat the question. Who offers the cheaper price? The proper answer should be — “it depends”! Your bill price will be determined by various parameters such as monthly usage, base charges, usage credits, discounts, time of usage, and more… Calculating your final monthly bill would not be possible without taking all of the above parameters into account.
That’s why SlashPlan is here for you!
We show you the actual, all-inclusive prices that you can expect to pay on your bill. No hidden charges or surprises!
The final price is really what matters. To make sure you’re really getting a good deal, you need to be able to see the final monthly estimated price, including all fees and credits.
Using our free service, you can now easily find this information in a matter of seconds!
With our comparison service, you can finally sort and filter plans to match your specific criteria. The best options will show on top of the list by default.
The rates we display on SlashPlan are the rates you’ll actually experience on your bill, inclusive of all hidden fees. We make sure that you’re not misled by the cheaper rates often advertised by electric providers… those advertised rates are associated with higher usage levels that many households never enjoy because their usage level never reaches that pricing tier.
SlashPlan has your back! We level the playing field and make shopping for cheap energy rates accessible and easy for everybody!
We’ll provide you with all the necessary details, showing you the best deals from the most respected, reputable providers in your area offering the best rates, terms, and customer satisfaction.
Even if you aren’t moving, you can save hundreds of dollars a year by switching providers. If you’re not locked into a contract with your energy provider you are likely overpaying.
Check how much you could be saving on your Electric Bill
Best Electricity Plans and Rates in Santa Maria
Please note: The rates above are updated periodically. Current energy rates may have changed since our last update. To get the latest energy rates in your area please go to our comparison page and enter your zip code. Energy rates shown above are for a residential monthly consumption of 1000 kWh in zip code 77043.
Average Household Electricity Rates in Santa Maria, Texas
The price of energy in Texas is changing all the time. Between 2001-2020, Texans have been paying 11.1¢ kWh (Kilowatt/Hour) on average for their electricity. With prices changing all the time, it’s hard to know if you’re paying a fair price. The rates that you were last offered may no longer relevant by now, and all the time you spent comparing plans is gone down the drain.
Stop wasting time and overpaying for electricity
With SlashPlan you can compare and instantly get up-to-date unbiased energy rates, pre-sorted with the lowest prices showing first.
Data for this chart was compiled from the U.S Energy Information Administration – https://www.eia.gov/electricity/sales_revenue_price/
How To Find A Reliable Power Company in Santa Maria?
It’s important to understand that when you sign up for service, your are enrolling with a Retail Electric Provider. Your provider is not in charge of servicing and maintaining your energy infrastructure, and they are not the ones that will fix blackouts or outages. Maintenance is done by a separate utility company, also called a “TDSP”.
That’s confusing, right?
To keep the energy prices low and eliminate monopolies deregulated markets don’t allow utility companies (aka TDU / TDSP) to sell electricity directly to the end user.
So the Retail Providers sell you the electricity, but the TDSP’s are the ones delivering that electricity to your home or business, and maintaining the infrastructure, such as power lines and poles.
Any issues related to power outages, blackouts, or the electric meter will need to be addressed by the utility company, and not your provider.
Why should I care about this anyway?
This means that the electricity that you receive to your home or business is literally all the same. Regardless of which company sells it to you. There is only 1 utility company that services your address, and they are the only company that delivers electricity to you.
So what are the differences between all the other energy companies?
They all have different structured plans and prices.
Some companies focus on Green Energy, while other focus on offering No-Deposit, or Short Term Variable plans.
Therefore, if you are comparing plans from different providers, as long as their prices are the same, you should focus more on the provider’s customer service and early termination policy.
When you choose an electric plan through SlashPlan you can rest assured that you will be working with a quality energy provider. We verify the providers that we work with and only feature companies that have a postivie proven track record and outstanding customer support.
Find The Best Power Plans in Santa Maria
Top 4 Things To Consider When Signing Up
Deciding on a new plan? Here are the top things to consider:
Your monthly usage – Having your 12-month usage history will allow you to find the best plan for your usage habits.
Rate Type – Some people prefer a long-term peace of mind that comes with a Fixed Rate plan. Others prefer a more dynamic, sometimes lower rate that changes monthly according to the Electricity Price Index.
Term Length – Would you rather have peace of mind for the long term (12+ months), or would like to stick to a short-term 3-6 month plan?
Green Energy – How important is it to you? Would you like to help the environment by signing up for a Green Energy Plan?
To read more we have a blog with plenty of resources that explain everything you need to know about the energy market and useful cost-saving tactics and tips.
Our comparison page will instantly tell you which plan currently offers the cheapest price, based on your usage and the filters you select.
If you’re still not sure and feel like you need some expert help, contact us today or check our guide on how to find the cheapest energy rate in Texas.
What Do I Need In Order To Sign Up?
It’s important to remember that SlashPlan is not your electricity provider. We created a platform that allows you to instantly compare and sign-up (or switch) your electricity service.
When you sign up for a new plan, your new provider requires us to send them some information about you to initiate the enrollment.
We do not store sensitive information on our servers and make sure to protect your private data. We will never sell or share it with anyone!
Although most people prefer a streamlined online enrollment, if you feel uncomfortable submitting your information online you can also enroll over the phone.
This typically is the information an electric company will require you to provide:
- Full Name
- Service Address
- Billing Address
- Social Security Number or Driver’s License Number (to determine if a deposit is required)
- Requested service start date
- Meter Number – Each service address in Texas has a unique meter number, also known as an ESID. When you enroll online we will find your ESID number based on your address. If you enroll over the phone, you can also find this number in your previous electric bill.
Business Electricity Rates in Santa Maria
Business electricity rates in Santa Maria can vary widely, depending on the size of the business, the type of usage, and the length of the contract. This can make it difficult for business owners to shop for the best rates.
There are a few reasons why it’s hard to shop for business electricity rates. First, there are many different providers to choose from. Second, the rates offered by different providers can change frequently. Third, it can be difficult to compare rates because they are often expressed in different terms.
Despite the challenges, it’s important for businesses to find the best electricity rates possible. This is because energy costs can account for a significant portion of a business’s operating expenses. Even a small difference in rates can save a business a significant amount of money over the course of a year.
There are a few things that businesses can do to find the best electricity rates.
Get quotes from multiple providers. Compare rates and plans carefully. Read the terms of the contract carefully. Shop for a fixed-rate plan, and consider signing a longer-term contract.
By taking the time to shop for the best business electricity rate, business owners can save money and improve their bottom line.
If you are shopping for a business energy plan, go over to our Compare Business Energy page and fill out the short form. We will gather and present you with all the up-to-date leading plans in the market from 30+ suppliers, all at no cost and with no obligations to you.
This process will cut so much time for you as a business owner and will let you easily select the right electricity plan. And even better, if you decide to sign up, the contract can be signed and executed with just an e-signature, so you can be done in just a few minutes.
Fill out the form on our business energy page, or call us at (281) 747-8999 for more information.
Find Out How Much You Can Save
The average SlashPlan customer saves around 30% on their electric bills. Finding the Cheapest Electricity Rate shouldn’t cause headaches. With our free platform, you can finally shop, compare, and sign up to the best electricity rates in Santa Maria
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