History: Houston gained its name in 1836, inspired by the Hero of San Jacinto, Sam Houston. Houston was a small town that was home to twelve residents along with a single log cabin. In the early 1900’s, the discovery of oil at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, turned Houston into a bustling city. On July 4th, 1962, NASA opened what is now known as the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, bringing jobs and economic growth to the city. Currently, Houston is one of the largest cities in the U.S., with a population of over 2.3 million.
Website for the City of Houston
Google Map to Houston City Hall
Electricity Companies, Rates, Plans and Reviews in Houston
Electricity Companies in Houston: With your power to choose electric companies in Texas, you can compare plans to find the best energy providers and electricity rates for your home. Compare providers and rates for Houston on Home Energy Club.
Reviews of Energy Company Services in Houston: It’s important to learn as much as you can about an electricity provider before you make the switch. Check out our Electric Companies reviews page to find reviews for top electricity providers.
Top Electric Company Rates and Plan Details in Houston
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Local Houston Businesses that Can Help You Reduce Your Energy Bill
Local A/C service providers that sell and install smart thermostats and energy-efficient A/C systems in Houston:
Local attic insulation companies in Houston with thermal insulation to help you cut energy costs:
- Payless Insulation (BBB Rated “A+”): (713)868-1021
- Lapolla Industries Inc. (BBB Rated “A+”): (713) 273-2016
Houston businesses where you can find LED light bulbs:
Houston stores that sell certified Energy Star Products:
Window installation companies in Houston that sell energy-efficient windows:
- Cambridge Doors & Windows (BBB Rated “A+”): (281) 530-8100
- Guardian Windows (BBB Rated “A+”): (281) 955-8994
Electricians in Houston that repair special energy-efficient lights and appliances (such as Google Nest):
- John Moore (BBB Rated “A+”): (713) 597-7200
- Bradbury Brothers (BBB Rated “A+”): (281) 651-5484 or (936) 271-2030
Business Organizations in Houston
- Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce:
Address: 5100 Westheimer Rd, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 666-1521 or (713) 666-1523
- Better Business Bureau of Houston:
Address: 1333 West Loop South, Suite1200, Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 868-9500
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Dealers in Houston
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The automotive industry is quickly evolving, and electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more common. EVs come with quite a few benefits which include lower fuel costs and reduced CO2 emissions, and they typically require less maintenance than conventional vehicles. Some of the top manufacturers of electric vehicles include Tesla, BMW, Nissan, Chevrolet, and Ford. The best-selling EVs from these manufactures include: Tesla Model 3, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, and the Ford Fusion.
If you would like to lower your fuel costs while also reducing your CO2 footprint, consider visiting one of your local Houston dealerships that sell the EVs listed above:
|Mfg. & EV Model||Find Houston Dealer||Top Reviewed Dealership||Phone Number||Location|
|Tesla: Tesla Model 3||Locate||Tesla||(713) 622-3393||Houston Galleria|
|BMW: BWM i3||Locate||Momentum BMW||(855) 645-6452||10002 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074|
|Nissan: Nissan Leaf||Locate||Sterling McCall Nissan||(281) 243-8600||12230 Southwest Fwy, Stafford, TX 77477|
|Chevrolet: Chevrolet Bolt||Locate||Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land||(281) 969-4132||13115 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478|
|Ford: Ford Fusion||Locate||Joe Myers Ford||(713) 766-3600||16634 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040|
How to Lower Your Electricity Bill and Carbon Emissions
Reduce your rate and go green: Find cheap energy companies that suit your needs on Home Energy Club, and choose from some of the best electricity rates and plans in Houston. Also, why not consider a 100% renewable energy plan, which you can enroll in for rates that are lower than those of traditional fossil-fuel plans and cut your CO2 footprint?
Reduce your usage to cut your bill: You can also reduce your monthly energy bill by following any of these 10 easy steps to lower your electricity cost.
Who to Call if You Have a Power Outage in Houston
If you’re experiencing a Houston power outage, it’s important to know who to call. The power in your home is transmitted by your local Transmission and Delivery Service Provider (TDSP or TDU), not directly from your Retail Electricity Provider (REP). Houston’s local TDU is CenterPoint Energy, so click here to report an outage.