Understand Energy Prices


What is a Kilowatt-Hour?

Your electricity bill measures your consumption in kilowatt-hours (kWh). Yet your appliances - such as your toaster, microwave, or fridge - indicate power ratings in kilowatts (kW). What is the difference between the two? Our guide will help explain so that you can better understand your electricity consumption.

Fixed or Variable Rates: Which is right for you?


Fixed or variable electricity rates: which price is right for you?

Interested in switching suppliers? Want to get the best deal for your energy but aren't sure which type of price is best for you? Look no further. Here we explain the differences between fixed and variable prices, break down the pros and cons of each type of price, and give you our recommendation of which price to choose.

Average US Household Energy Consumption - How Do You Compare?

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According to the US Energy Information Administration, the average US household in 2013 used about 10,900 kilowatt-hours annually, or just over 900 kWh per month. However, consumption and price vary greatly across the United States, with Louisiana having the highest average annual consumption (15,270 kWh) and Hawaii the lowest (6,176 kWh).

The Price of Electricity per kWh

Most of us tend to only look at the bottom line when we pay our electricity bills. But a lot goes into that final number, which is why it can change so dramatically from month to month. Understanding how electricity pricing works is the first step in taking charge of your energy bills. Here we explain everything you need to know about the price of your electricity, and what you can do to keep it as low as possible.

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