Trees planted strategically on the west, south and east sides of the home can significantly reduce cooling expenses. Deciduous trees shade in summer months and allow sunshine through to warm in the winter.
Evergreen trees on the windward side of the home act as a windbreak and can significantly reduce heating expenses during cold months.
Also see CenterPoint Energy's current energy efficiency programs designed to help reduce electric energy demand. We offer incentives to customers for taking energy efficiency measures. Save money while you save energy.
Save Money – you have the "power to choose "
In the restructured Texas electric market, CenterPoint Energy no longer generates or sells electricity. We do deliver electricity to over 2 million homes and businesses on behalf of about 79 Retail Electric Providers (REPs) or Competitive Retailers (CRs).
We continue to read your meter, restore service after storms, and hook up new customers. However, you no longer receive a bill directly from us. Instead, you receive a bill from your CR, who pays us for delivering the electricity.
You can shop around at any time for a new CR based on price, service, or environmental concerns. It's up to you, based on what's important to your family. As you consider your options, you can track your electric usage through our Demand & Energy Information System. Compare offers from various companies — and read the fine print. Ask for the Electricity Facts Label, which provides information on prices, contract terms, sources of power generation, and emissions per kWh generated. Compare billing programs and terms of service, learn whether rates can change during the contract period ... and more.
To find a retail electric provider (or competitive retailer) visit the Web sites below or click on the corresponding ads to the right:
Regardless of your choice, rest assured that you can expect the same safe, reliable delivery of electricity that we've provided for more than 130 years.