We used to live in Alaska where the cold weather really affected our electricity bill ever month. But the real problem is that we weren’t given a choice as to who to get our service from. Just to give a little reference as to what our temperature can be like here in the cold month of December, the temperature in our city was minus thirty degrees Fahrenheit on the 12th of that month this year.
We did all we could to make sure to seal our home appropriately, and we make sure to check everything every year to make sure everything is holding up. We also had a fireplace in two rooms that we had running continually for warmth. Our bill was still very high every fall and winter season anyway. Most anyone can imagine how delighted we were when our adult children invited us to come out to Texas to live with them. The state boasts mild winters compared to what we dealt with in the past. But because the state has very warm summers, I wondered what our electricity bill would be like.
After discussing it with my son, he made me aware of the fact that you can actually choose between a variety of electricity companies in the area. This is unheard of in our small town in Alaska! I decided to make some phone calls before we made the big move and learned about some great rates from a variety of different companies.
Now that we have moved, we are pleased to say that not only do we get to actually enjoy winter thanks to the ability to go outside without turning into an icicle, we also had very low costs on our utility bill for the winter months. At this point, my wife and I hoped to stay here permanently.