Your monthly electricity usage and subsequent costs will largely depend on the size of your home and the season. You'll likely see a rise in your electricity bill during warmer and colder months because of increased air conditioner and heater use to maintain comfortable home temperatures. That said, the U.S. Energy Information Administration releases average residential electricity usage and cost information every year. Based on their data from 2015**, some of the average electricity figures for homes in Texas (including regulated and deregulated markets) are as follows:
Remember that bills can vary widely by season. Our Reliant energy experts estimate that a summertime electricity bill for an average Houston, Texas, home of about 2,400 square feet could be around $288, whereas a bill during a month with less extreme temperatures could be as low as $72. The weather in Texas is unpredictable, and house sizes and general energy efficiency vary greatly. Keep that in mind when trying to predict what your future bills might be.
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