In the wired world we live in, we greatly enjoy our technology enabled lifestyles. After all, life is just plain easier, and sometimes more fun given the technological advances of today. Unfortunately, a big part of being able to enjoy life rests with having the electricity we need to power those very devices that make things comfortable or entertaining. Have you ever tried to watch television, stay cool in the summer or warm in the winter when the power was out? It is pretty tough to run an air conditioner or furnace without power. If the power is out, you might as well forget about television, on-line gaming, playing your WII, X-Box, Playstation, or whatever your pleasure may be in your down time. But... it doesn't have to be that way.
Any one that has endured the heat of a Texas summer without power for air conditioning quickly realizes just how dependent we are on electricity to function normally each day. Living on the grid, we depend on the companies who sell us our electricity, natural gas, propane, and heating oil. It is just one of those things that we as a society may feel like we just can't get away from. But...it doesn't have to be that way.
What we as a country in these difficult economic times are not very tolerant of is the cost we wind up paying each month for something as essential as electricity or fuel. Some sources have indicated we could experience a 4% increase in the cost of electricity this summer. For those in more northern latitudes this might not be as much of a concern as it would be for those in the southern or south western parts of the United States. In the southwestern states where the sun can easily fry an egg in the summer months without need of a pan, air conditioning is not just a convenience, it is a necessity!
In Texas, with electric rates running anywhere from 11.9 to 16.9 per kilowatt hour of electricity, it doesn't take long to run up an electric bill of several hundred dollars. Current electricity rates in Texas can be found through the Public Utility Commission of Texas web site. Each state will have their own governmental agency, but a quick search engine query looking for your particular state of interest and "public utilities" should get you in the ball park with finding your particular states regulatory commission or entity.
Are You Tired of Throwing Away Money?
Well, you certainly have come to the right place. We at OffGridElectric.com are doing our level best to bring you the alternatives and information to keep more of your hard earned cash where it belongs... in your pocket instead of the utility company's account. Please book mark us in your favorites and be certain to visit often. We will be adding content and functionality in lock step with the progression of technology. You will find some wonderful treasures on this site that can save you a lot of money each month on your utility bills.
Some of you may decide to end your dependence on the public utility companies altogether and start living completely off-grid. Others may want to stay connected to the grid and leverage the opportunities that are being enjoyed by an ever increasing number of people each day. Where the utility company will allow it, many people are staying on the grid and selling excess power back to the electric provider. This can be done quite easily, and for far less than you might expect. So, if you are ready to start saving money, and cut your dependence upon the grid, start exploring the opportunities that will be a mere mouse click away on this site.