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:
The average monthly residential electricity bill in Texas is $136.
The average residential electricity rate in Texas is 11.56¢/kWh.
Residential electricity usage in Texas averages 1,176 kWh per month.
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.
The figures above depict overall averages in Texas. This information, along with The Reliant Bill Estimator® should be used for informational purposes only. Your exact figures will vary depending on the area you live in, the size and age of your home, the age of your appliances, weather conditions and a variety of other factors. For a more in-depth list of factors that could affect your electricity usage, see below.
Top factors affecting electricity usage
Pool or spa
Age of heating/cooling system
Age of home
Age of roof
Age of major appliances (refrigerator, washer or dryer)
Gas or electric stove, dryer or water heater
High-energy appliances and devices, such as freezers, TVs, computers and gaming systems
Number of people in our home
Whether your home is typically occupied during the day