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Learn to lower winter heating bills

Cool that clutter with paperless billing

If paperwork and clutter are getting you hot under the collar, add more convenience to your life by signing up for Paperless Billing. Enroll today and:

  • Get an email when your bill is ready to view and pay.
  • Choose how you want to pay – online, by phone, automatically or at a payment center.
  • Stay organized with 24 months of payment and usage history at your fingertips.
  • Add text or email payment alerts for an extra nudge.
  • Access up to 13 months of previous bills online.

Get ease and convenience with these account services

When you use or register for My Account online, you can personalize your experience with CenterPoint Energy. Here are a few things you can do with your online account:

  • Pay, view, print and download your bill.
  • Schedule payments and set up your payment preferences, including AutoPay.
  • Add authorized users.
  • Customize the type of communications you receive.
  • Manage alerts.
  • Set up billing preferences, including Average Monthly Billing, Paperless Billing and payment alerts.
  • View your payment and usage history.
  • Learn how you use energy in your home and get saving tips with My Energy Analyzer.
  • And more!
Learn more about CenterPoint Energy’s self-service options.

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Tips to help you save money

Natural gas benefits you every day in many ways

Natural gas provides many benefits – some you notice every day and some you may not even think about. Natural gas is:

  • Safe
  • Affordable
  • Domestic
  • Abundant
  • Clean
  • Efficient
Take a moment to view learn more about using natural gas in your home

Natural gas equipment could boost your budget

Saving money and energy with energy-efficient equipment not only makes good environmental sense, it also could boost your budget. You could save money for years to come when you install energy-efficient natural gas equipment such as water heaters, heating systems and more. Natural gas appliances generally use less energy and cost less to operate than their electric counterparts. Time after time, natural gas has been found to outperform other fuels for jobs such as:

TrueCost offers electricity pricing transparency

If you’ve ever been frustrated in your search for electricity prices, spending too much time and energy to find out exactly what you can expect to pay, turn to TrueCost. This recently streamlined, easy-to- navigate site shows the electricity plans for your area using your zip code.

One of TrueCost’s best features is its price transparency. You’ll see the all-in, true price, not just the cost of electricity. Or, just the cost of delivery, taxes and fees if that’s all you’re looking for.

TrueCost does the math so you see the total cost that you can expect to pay. Plus, you can sign up for a switch reminder if you’re not quite ready to switch plans, or if you want a renewal reminder for your existing plan.

Learn more about the advantages of TrueCost for shopping for electricity.

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It’s time –prepare for peak hurricane season

For Houston-Gulf Coast residents, preparation is your best defense against severe weather. One of the first steps you can take during hurricane season is to build your own hurricane kit. To help you determine what emergency supplies to have on hand or how much water to store, CenterPoint Energy has prepared a basic guide to Building a Hurricane Kit. You can also take advantage of the 2019 KHOU Severe Weather Guide, sponsored by CenterPoint Energy.

Check out this video as well: How to Build a Hurricane Kit.

Depending on hurricane severity, you may be without electricity for weeks, and that could include your local grocery and convenience stores. So, follow these simple suggestions and stock up on your hurricane supplies today!

No power, no problem

Don’t let a power outage interrupt the moments that matter in your life. Purchase a reliable natural gas generator and put the power back in your hands. Eliminate the discomfort and inconvenience of an unexpected power outage and secure 24/7 automatic back-up power protection for your home and family. Now, you can enjoy up to $1,500 off a natural gas generator from participating dealers, plus other special offers with the purchase of a KOHLER® generator. Generator details.


Be in the know with Power Alert Service

While storms and power outages can truly impact our lives, CenterPoint Energy has a service that can help provide peace of mind. Our award-winning Power Alert Service® (PAS) can notify you, friends and family of an outage, how restoration is progressing, and when your electric power is back on.

And now you can send alerts to up to 15 contacts (five text, five emails and five phone numbers) for each electric account you manage.

If you already have an existing PAS account, be sure to log in to update your contact information. If you haven’t yet signed up, it’s easy to do so here.


For safety’s sake, call before clearing a clogged sewer

Summer is a busy time for building and excavation projects. Occasionally, during this type of work, sewer blockage can occur, potentially causing a hazardous situation where natural gas and sewer lines intersect underground. For your safety, CenterPoint Energy urges you to take the following measures.

  • If a block occurs, do NOT try to drill through it. Call 811 to request that the natural gas facilities be located prior to sewer clearing to help prevent potential damage and gas leaks.

  • If the location marks indicate (or you suspect) a natural gas line may have crossed a sewer line, contact a qualified professional plumber or sewer contractor for a sewer line inspection. They have cameras specifically designed to inspect the inside of a sewer line.

If a plumber or contractor discovers an issue with a natural gas line, we’ll work closely with that professional to resolve the issue. We are available to help 24/7.

As always, call 811 BEFORE any digging project to ensure your underground utilities are marked properly. Learn more about clogged sewer safety

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Carbon monoxide safety tips

CenterPoint Energy wants YOU to Stay Safe and Smart!

Safe and Smart is a fun, interactive website for students of all ages, parents and teachers to learn about natural gas. The website features educational and safety information by age, from elementary through teens, including videos, activity sheets and games designed to teach students natural gas science concepts and how to be safe around natural gas.  Additional information about energy conservation and careers in the energy industry is also available. 

Visit CenterPointEnergy.com/SafeandSmart to learn where natural gas comes from, how it is used and how to be safe and smart around it.

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Your customer service champion

CenterPoint Energy again recognized as a trusted brand

The 2019 Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand and Customer EngagementTM Business Study again found CenterPoint Energy a brand residential and business customers can trust.

CenterPoint Energy – South was recognized by both residential and business customers and was the only utility to score in the overall top five and have a top-five rating in all three major study indices: product experience, service satisfaction and brand trust. CenterPoint Energy – Minnesota was also recognized as a trusted brand among residential customers surveyed. 


Attention Tailgaters! Time for the Grill Like a Boss Contest

With tailgating season right around the corner, CenterPoint Energy wants to help you grill like a boss.

What do I win?

Here’s your chance to win a set of grilling utensils that will be your barbecue buddy at backyard gatherings and have your fellow tailgaters as envious of your grilling skills as they are of your team’s winning record!

How do I enter?

You can register at CenterPointEnergy.com/GrillBoss.  All you need to enter is a name, email, physical address, the name of your tailgating team and your best grill tip or recipe. We will choose winners randomly every Friday starting Aug. 16 through Oct. 25, 2019. To enter the contest by mail, see complete rules.

Good luck and good grilling!