After living in the mountains for many years, I decided that I was ready for a move and a change of scenery. My wife passed away last year, and I decided that also meant that I had no real reason to stay where we had lived together for 30 years. My son suggested that I move to where he lives in Texas. I had been complaining about my energy costs to him, and he said I should check out www.texasenergycompanies.net to see what offerings there are in Texas. He said he hoped that it would be just one of many things that would help me make my decision.
The number one reason to move to my son’s state is that he and my grandchildren are located there. I would love to have more time with them, and this is something my wife had always hoped for, too. She would love it if she could know that I were living closer to our kids and grandkids. But now that I am on a fixed income, I also realized it was important to go where it costs to live on a continuous basis, too. So, I set out to see what Texas could offer me.
I quickly learned that people who live in the state get to pick which company they want to get their home’s energy from. This simply was not a possibility in my home state. It is very hot where I lived before and we had to pay the government for electricity, whether we liked it or not. Texas was deregulated many years ago, and now many companies have moved into the area in order to offer the people who live there a fair choice. I read through the website my son told me to look at, and really liked the thought of living in a state that seemed to be a bit more laid back with its people. Spending more time with family was my number one deciding factor, and the ability to save money came in at a very close second. I put my house on the market last month, and hope to move by the end of the year.