Apartment Electricity

Apartment Electricity 101: Finding the Best Energy Plan for Renters

New apartment? Whether you are a college student, temporarily working in Texas, or moving often, one thing is certain – you want cheap apartment electricity. But with so many energy promotions and deals, how do you select the right electricity plan for you? We can help!

With Quick Electricity, you get the best light service at the most affordable price. In this article we explore the best energy plans for apartments, discussing both prepaid electricity and fixed rate apartment electricity plans and the benefits of each.

Our Best Apartment Electricity Offers

Flexible PaymentsShorter TermsSame Day Service 

Ready to set up your electric? We’ve hand-picked five short-term electricity plans that are great for apartment dwellers.

You Got This 6 by First Choice Power
  • Great for a 6 month apartment lease. Perfect for college students.
  • Your electric rate won't change for 6 months.
  • Order by Phone: 1 (844) 862-9687
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Prepaid Electricity by Payless Power
  • Pay-As-You-Go electric is a perfect choice for renters, especially roommates.
  • Bad credit is okay. Everyone is approved.
  • Order by Phone: 1 (877) 509-8946
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Bright Choice Month to Month by Direct Energy
  • Go month to month with a cheap rate.
  • Good alternative to long term contract.
  • Order by Phone: 1 (844) 852-8706
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Power to Go by First Choice Power
  • Get the lights on for $30, then pay as you go!
  • There's no credit check or deposit needed to start.
  • Order by Phone: 1 (844) 862-9687
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  • Prepaid electricity with free usage each weekend.
  • New customers pay $30 and refill account as needed.
  • Order by Phone: 1 (844) 862-9687
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“No Credit Check” Electricity for Apartments

Apartment electricity should be convenient, cheap and quick. Our no credit check, no deposit electricity is the best electricity plan for apartments.

For as little as $29.00 down, you can get the lights turned on in your new apartment today, within the hour. Prepaid electricity doesn’t require a contract, so you can come and go without fees.

Sign Up for Apartment Electricity in Dallas Quick Electricity offers budget-friendly rates and with our convenient text alerts, you’ll never experience bill shock.

Want to save even more on your light bill? Simply keep your account balance above $35 to receive 20% off your electricity rate.*

New customers in Texas can register for apartment electricity online 24 hours a day or by calling (877)-509-8946.

Fixed Rate Electricity Plans for Apartments

Now that you’ve signed your lease, it’s time to choose a good electric company for your apartment. Our fixed rate electricity plans are perfect for 6 or 12 month leases. Worry less with one monthly bill.

By selecting a fixed priced plan you receive guaranteed lowest electricity rates in Texas, and perks such as new customer bonuses, free Amazon Echo devices and free nights and weekends electricity.

Predictable electricity plans allow you peace of mind and you never have to worry about remembering to recharge your account, or a zero balance creating a lapse in your electricity.

Top 5 Apartment Electricity Plans in Texas Top 5 Apartment Electricity Plans in Texas

  1. You Got This by First Choice Power
  2. Flex Play Energy by Payless Power
  3. Bright Choice by Direct Energy
  4. Stay Cozy by Frontier Utilities
  5. Free Power Weekends by Direct Energy

The average apartment electricity bill in TexasWhat Is the Average Electricity Bill for Apartments in Texas?

Smart meter data is not publicly available in Texas, which means there are no official numbers on the electricity consumption of apartments. However, leading apartment electric company, Payless Power, has shared the average electricity usage of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth.

The following table shows the monthly kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption reported by Payless Power for apartments, and the corresponding electric bill with a rate of 11 cents/kWh.

Type of Texas Apartment Area in Sq Ft Consumption in kWh 1 Month Bill
1 Bedroom 750 750 $82.50
2 Bedrooms 1000 880 $96.80

The average electric bill for a 1 bedroom apartment in Texas is in the range of $80- $85 per month. Some renters mention electricity bills under 500 kWh with less air conditioning, while careless usage can easily lead to power bills above 1,000 kWh.

The average electric bill for a 2 bedroom apartment is around $96.80 monthly according to Payless Power. Excessive use of the air conditioner or heater can take you to around 2,000 kWh per month.

Apartment electricity rates change often as the seasons change, so you’re best bet is to cut back on electricity usage whenever possible.

Tips for splitting utilities with a roommate Helpful Tips for Splitting Electric Bills With Roommates

For those of you with roommates, we have also put together some tips for sharing apartment electricity bills:

1. Identify what you are looking for in an apartment electricity company.

Together, sit and list out any must have items and priorities:

  • Specify your length of your stay in the apartment. Did you sign a 6 month, 12 month or longer lease?
  • Determine your budget. How much money do you have for apartment utilities. Will you be splitting bills with your roommate?
  • Write down any other relevant details prior to beginning your apartment electricity search. Can you get rid of any items that use too much power?

Creating this list before you proceed will help you visualize which items are the most important in your plan and in your apartment energy provider. Does it make more sense to opt in to a fixed rate plan or a prepaid electricity plan?

Will you split the bill monthly or will you contribute the same amount of money to the account each time you recharge the balance? This is one of the first decisions you will make together as roommates – be sure to start off on the right foot!

2. Next, choose the best electricity plan for your apartment.

Once you find a light company or find the cheapest energy rate near you , it is time to get same day power! If you opted for a fixed rate plan, decide how to split any money down. If you opted for a prepaid plan, simply contribute the same amount to keep things fair as you get started.

Quick Electricity is one of the best energy companies for apartments. We allow you to buy electricity online and offer account access and usage data with a simple login.

3. Finally, discuss your apartment electricity usage often.

With our apartment electricity plans you will receive daily updates on the energy you are using. You can see if certain items or utilities need to be scaled back and can gauge if the energy use is within your budget.

By communicating with each other you will be sure there are no surprises and no payment shortages that could cause sudden lapses in electricity, or disagreements between roommates.

In a deregulated electricity environment, the options can seem overwhelming, but Quick Electricity is here to help you save money and provide you the best service possible. It won’t take much research to find the perfect plan and provider for your apartment electricity plan, and options are a good thing! They give you more power as the buyer.

* The 20% Off Your Electric Bill offer is available only to customers that keep their account balance above $35 while connected. Call us for more information regarding our current promotions.