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Located in Cameron County in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen, Texas is home to several U.S. military installations, an extensive health care industry, and the Iwo Jima Memorial Museum and Monument.

According to the 2010 census, Harlingen has 64,616 residents within its 43.35 square miles. The median age is 33.7 years old, and just over half the males are married and just under half of the females. That means nearly 50% of Harlingen's 21,248 households are home to married families, about evenly split between families with kids and families without kids - with an average household size of three people.

There were 24,723 housing units in Harlingen in 2012, of which about 86% were occupied. About 33% of these were rental units, with 53% owner-occupied and the rest vacant. The median value of owner-occupied households was $83,601, while renters paid a median rent of $486; both figures are significantly lower than the rest of Texas, and this city has the lowest cost of living in the United States.

Compare electric companies in Harlingen, Texas

As you compare power companies in Harlingen, TX, electricity rates and plans are important, but you will also want to take a close look at your needs. It's always helpful to understand how your household uses energy.

It should come as no surprise that air conditioning accounts for about 18% of the average Texan's annual energy costs, although you can end up paying more or less depending on how you set your thermostat. And even though cool weather only lasts for a short time, another 22% of your energy bill goes toward home heating. This can be partially attributed to the relative expense of using electric heating, which is the type of fuel used by about half of Texas households.

What else contributes to your electric bill? All of your electronic devices, household appliances, and lighting fixtures make up about 41% of your energy costs. All of those little things really add up! Swapping out incandescent bulbs with new LED bulbs and choosing more energy-efficient devices and appliances as they need to be replaced can decrease the amount of electricity you use. These are things to keep in mind as you look for electric companies in Harlingen, TX.

What is the average temperature in Harlingen, TX?

You will want to consider the seasonal variations in temperature when picking an electricity plan. In Harlingen, Texas the annual average temperature is 73.9 °F. The average high temperature in July reaches 95 °F, while the average low temperature in January is a mild 50 °F.

Control your electricity cost with a fixed-rate plan

What's included in the rates charged by electric companies in Harlingen, TX? No matter which Harlingen electric company you choose, your energy rates will be based on the average kWh your household uses. The rate will include the price of the electricity itself, transmission, distribution, and some recurring monthly fees and taxes. Some energy companies in Harlingen, TX also charge one-time fees to set up service, so be sure to take these into account when you compare electricity rates.

Are different payment plans available from electric companies in Harlingen, Texas? There are two basic types of payment plans you can choose from with a leading Harlingen electric company like StarTex Power: variable or fixed-rate. With a variable-rate plan, you pay a different amount each month per kWh, based on the variation in energy costs across the market. With a fixed-rate plan, StarTex Power will lock in your electric supply rate and bill you at a set rate each month. That makes perfect sense — you don’t want to have to worry every time there’s a natural spike in energy rates. And, with a fixed-rate plan, you never have to! You will always know exactly what you’re paying per unit of energy and no other electricity companies in Harlingen, Texas will guarantee a rate for as long as StarTex.

Can I manage my account online with StarTex Power? Of course! The StarTex Power MyAccount online portal allows you to manage your account with just a few clicks of the mouse. You can view your account and usage history. You can even pay your bills, set up auto pay, and more!

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After you compare electricity rates, we think you'll see why StarTex Power is one of the premier electric companies in Harlingen, Texas. Contact us and get started today!