People look for tools and tips to help them plan and budget for future utility bills. Utility cost calculators can also help customers see if they are paying more or less than the average consumer.
The Reliant Bill Estimator® calculates only your potential electricity bill, not other utilities like gas or water. If we have enough historical information on the address you enter, we will calculate your estimated monthly electricity bill based on past usage at that address, starting with a 10 cent per kWh price. From there, you can enter the amount you pay per kWh — or the per kWh rate as listed on the site where you are shopping for electricity — and recalculate your estimated monthly costs.
If you don't have the exact address, you can also search by area. This can be helpful if you want to see averages in your neighborhood.
Estimating your electric bill with the Reliant Bill Estimator® can help you make an informed decision about which plan fits your budget and how much you can expect to pay depending on the size and location of your home. Remember that factors like the weather, your own preferences on HVAC use and even landscaping can affect what you will actually pay. Nonetheless, this is a great place to start.
How do electricity providers calculate electricity cost per month?
Reliant calculates the electricity cost per month by multiplying the home’s energy usage (kWh/month) by the electric rate in your chosen electricity plan. If you don’t know your electric rate or need a quick estimate, our bill estimator tool takes the historical energy usage at the address entered and calculates the estimated electricity cost per month, starting with 10 cents per kWh. Our tool can also estimate the electricity cost per month of the area as well as provide results based on different electricity rates. This estimate does not include additional fees associated with your electricity bill, such as TDSP, taxes, and base charges. These fees are a significant portion of your electricity bill and should be taken into consideration.
How much does electricity cost per month in Texas?
The cost of electricity per month for customers is impacted by the amount of energy consumed and the size of the house or apartment. The average electricity in a Texas apartment will cost $89/month while a house will cost $154/month. The electric cost per month can also fluctuate depending on the season and the size of your family. Our bill estimator tool uses historical energy usage information from your address multiplied by a starting price of 10 cents per kWh (or a price of your choice) to provide an estimated monthly cost of electricity.
How do I find out what utility company delivers electricity to my property?
The best way to find out which utility company services your property is to look at your current electricity bill. If you can’t find the information on your bill, then it is best to call your current energy provider and ask them for the utility company’s information. It’s important to know your utility company in the case of a power outage or other emergency in your area.
How can I estimate my electricity bill?
The way to estimate your electricity bill is to use our tool and enter your address. We use the address’ historical energy usage, multiply it by 10 cents per kWh or an average electricity price of your choice, and estimate your electricity bill. If you want to find a more exact estimate, find the kWh of each appliance and multiply each number by your current electricity rate. To do this, you need to follow these four steps:
This will give you a more accurate look at your electricity cost per month, but it is time consuming. For an easier solution, try our bill estimator tool and alter the cost per kWh to find the price you want. If you already have an account, sign up for weekly summary emails to see your household energy usage.
How much is the average electric bill for an apartment?
The average electric bill for Texas apartments is estimated around $89. Using data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average energy usage for an apartment is approximately 741 kWh/month1 and the average cost of electricity for Texas is around 12 cents per kWh.2 If we multiply these two numbers together, the average monthly electric bill for an apartment comes out to $89 (all numbers have been rounded to the nearest whole number). This estimated number is an average and will fluctuate depending on your energy usage, the size of your, your electric rate, and other fees.
For a Texas home, the average electricity bill is $154. Using the same data as before, the average energy usage in a single-family home is 1,280 kWh/month.1 Multiplying this number by 12 cents per kWh,2 the average electric bill for a Texas home is $154 (all numbers have been rounded to the nearest whole number). This number is also an estimated average and will fluctuate depending on your unique situation.