Our TXU Energy Free Nights plans have been out for a little while, and we know there are other providers offering similar products promoting discounts on electricity use during nights and weekends. But, buyer beware! While these products may sound similar in name, they actually offer very different discounts and terms of service.
You really can save money with TXU Energy Free Nights.
When you sign up for TXU Energy Free Nights, your Energy Charges will be free every night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. If you like to turn your air conditioner down to stay really cool while you sleep at night, turn on your electric heat to warm up or can move some electricity-intensive chores to nighttime, this plan could save you a lot of money.
Energy Charges are free all night.
With TXU Energy Free Nights, the standard Energy Charges that apply to daytime usage go down to ZERO at night. So for all electricity you consume between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. ― about 25% of most Texas homes’ total usage ― those Energy Charges are FREE.
What about other charges?
Your bill will still show the standard maintenance charges that we pass through directly from your Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU) as these are not controlled by TXU Energy. These monthly TDU charges are what the utility company in your area charges for maintaining the wires that bring electricity into your home.* These regulated charges apply to all consumers, regardless of which provider you’re with or what plan you’re on. So even if you switched away from TXU Energy, these TDU charges would still apply — though they might be hidden on some providers’ bills. On TXU Energy electricity bills, these TDU charges are separated out from our Energy Charges to help you better understand the energy costs directly related to your usage.
Think another provider can give you big savings on nights and weekends? Not so much.
The fact of the matter is that there’s more opportunity to save money with TXU Energy Free Nights by shifting electricity usage to the nighttime hours. The plans from our competitors only offer a discount on weekend and nighttime charges while TXU Energy Free nights gives you free Energy Charges all night, every night, all year long. And since the typical Texas homeowner uses 25% of their monthly energy consumption at night, imagine what your savings could be.** If you did some of the chores you normally do during the day – like washing clothes or running the dishwasher – during the nighttime hours when our Energy Charges are free, you could be saving a lot with TXU Energy Free Nights.
Signing up for TXU Energy Free Nights
If you have an advanced smart meter, you’re ready to go. No other special equipment is required! Switch by 5 p.m. and enjoy free Energy Charges tonight. Sign up for TXU Energy Free Nights now.
*Free nighttime Energy Charges applies only to the amount billed for the Energy Charges between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day for 12, 18 or 24 full months. Base Charge, TDU Delivery Charges, state and local taxes, and other billed charges apply normally to all hours of usage.
**Estimated savings based on average Texas household’s annual electricity usage between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Results will vary depending on actual usage.