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Want to save on your energy usage – and on your electricity bill? Want to better understand how energy plans work? Or maybe you just need guidance on managing your home’s budget, green living, or Texas living tips.

We’re about to drop some energy knowledge on you to help make your home energy choice easy. We’ll enlighten you on how to save money on your electricity bill by making your home more efficient, and, if you’re in to it, how stuff like deregulation and the energy industry works.

Simply put, there’s more to being a smart energy consumer than just turning off the lights, and it’s easier than you think – especially when you have access to great resources. But don’t worry, we’re here to walk you through it – You Got This!

Energy Savings

Find exciting ways to use energy more effectively around the home.
10 New Year's Resolutions for Energy Efficiency in the Home | First Choice Power

Create an Energy-Efficient Abode with Ease In 2017, electricity prices are expected to increase by … READ MORE 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Energy Efficiency in the Home

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Welcome to Energy in Your Twenties! This series will help college students, recent college grads, … READ MORE How Do I Choose My First Texas Electricity Company?

Is Energy Efficient Cooking Possible on a Budget? | First Choice Power

Welcome to Energy in Your Twenties! This series will help college students, recent college grads, and … READ MORE Is Energy Efficient Cooking Possible on a Budget?

Green Power

Understand the ins and outs of the renewable energy movement in Texas.
5 Excellent Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions for Apartments | First Choice Power

Being green in an apartment can sometimes present more challenges than when you are living … READ MORE 5 Excellent Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions for Apartments

Reduce Your Food Waste with Seven Unconventional Tips | First Choice Power

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. It’s the mantra of living green. And one of the primary … READ MORE Reduce Your Food Waste with Seven Unconventional Tips

How Can I Go Green in My Apartment? | First Choice Power

Apartment living can be a fantastic way to live your life a little greener – … READ MORE How Can I Go Green in My Apartment?

Weather Prep

Get everything ready for inclement weather before it happens.
How Will La Niña Impact the 2016-17 Forecast for Texas Winter? | First Choice Power

Within the heady atmosphere of meteorologists and weather wonks, everyone’s thinking is clouded by one … READ MORE How Will La Niña Impact the 2016-17 Forecast for Texas Winter?

How Can I Be Proactive About Winter Home Preparation? | First Choice Power

Unless you live in Southern California (or South Texas), you’re undoubtedly familiar with the seasonal … READ MORE How Can I Be Proactive About Winter Home Preparation?

How Can I Prepare My Small Children for Bad Weather? | First Choice Power

Children, particularly young children, will always look to see how parents respond to a situation … READ MORE How Can I Prepare My Small Children for Bad Weather?

Better Budgeting

Discover helpful methods for managing your bills.
How to Prepare Your Home Budget (and Stick To It) in the New Year | First Choice Power

Budgets. Numbers. Getting ahead financially. Have you already stopped reading? We don’t blame you. Money … READ MORE How to Prepare Your Home Budget (and Stick To It) in the New Year

4 Online Resources to Help Repair Your Credit Score | First Choice Power

It can seem impossible to avoid the onslaught of junk mail in your mailbox – both the … READ MORE 4 Online Resources to Help Repair Your Credit Score

How Can I Control My Electricity Costs in My Apartment? | First Choice Power

“We forget how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, … READ MORE How Can I Control My Electricity Costs in My Apartment?

Everything Texas

Explore the greatness that is Texas.
4 Road Trips for Your Texas To-Do List in the New Year | First Choice Power

Happy New Year! Ready to knock out another set of New Year’s Resolutions? **Crickets** I … READ MORE 4 Road Trips for Your Texas To-Do List in the New Year

4 Top Fall and Winter Road Trips in Texas | First Choice Power

For what we lack in terms of pleasant weather during the hot and humid summer … READ MORE 4 Top Fall and Winter Road Trips in Texas

Home & Family

Take care of the most important parts of your world with ease.
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Happy National Dog Day! To celebrate National Dog Day, we wanted to share with you … READ MORE How To Keep Your Pets Safe & Healthy in an Apartment

What are the Best Foods to Cook in the Toaster Oven? | First Choice Power

We love anything that saves energy, especially helpful items in the kitchen. And with the … READ MORE What are the Best Foods to Cook in the Toaster Oven?

6 Tried and True Winter Gardening Tips for Texas

Texas doesn’t experience the same depths of winter as do other parts of the country. Yet … READ MORE 6 Tried and True Winter Gardening Tips for Texas

About 

Born and raised in Southeast Texas, Adam P. Newton never acquired the charming accent that most life-long Texans possess in spades, but he’s OK with that. Adam currently creates and curates online content for Direct Energy. Before his career in content marketing, Adam spent several years toiling as a music journalist.