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Wichita Falls, Texas, is very different from the more familiar Wichita, Kansas. It’s home to Sheppard Air Force Base and the Newby-McMahon building (the world's littlest skyscraper. The city is located just 15 miles south of the border with Oklahoma. 104,553 residents call Wichita Falls home, according to the 2010 census. Its economy relies almost exclusively upon the Air Force base and its military families.

Of the 37,970 occupied households in Wichita Falls reported in the 2010 census, 49.7% consisted of married couples living together and 28.7% were made up of individuals, with an average household size of 2.43 residents. Home ownership rates reached 58.2% between 2009 and 2013, with 5,662 housing units in the area left unoccupied. Age distribution in Wichita Falls is fairly evenly spread out, with 24.7% of the population under the age of 18, 15.2% between 18 and 24, 29.3% between 25 and 44, and 30.9% over the age of 45. For every 100 females over the age of 18, there were 106.7 males, with males averaging an income of $27,609 and females averaging just $21,877. 

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If you had to take a guess, what would you say is responsible for the biggest percentage of your energy bill? A large percentage of your household energy costs — 41% to be exact — helps power appliances like your refrigerator, electronics like your TV and DVR, and lighting fixtures both big and small. That's a lot of little things that add up to a big expense, especially when you look at the $1,801 the average Texas household pays for energy each year. That's about 26% higher than the national average, but on par with other warm weather states.

That brings us to air conditioning. You can expect to pay 18% of your annual energy bill for home cooling — and another 19% for home heating. Why do you pay more for home heating if the warmer months outnumber the cooler months? That can probably be attributed to the fact that about half of Texans, a greater percentage than the rest of the U.S., rely on electric heat. That tends to cost more than other home heating fuels. So, for electricity rates, Wichita Falls retail electricity suppliers have to be conscious of where your needs are greatest.

Average temperature & electricity use in Wichita Falls, Texas

For most people, a major portion of your annual electric bill will go toward maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home. So it’s important to take the area’s temperature fluctuations into account when shopping for the best retail electricity provider. In Wichita Falls, Texas, the average temperature is 67.9°F annually. The average high temperature for in July is 97.2°F, while the average low temperature in January is 27.6°F. Wichita Falls residents can expect 104 days a year with temperatures above 90°F, compared to 65 days a year with temperatures below freezing (32°F). That adds up to over five months of extreme temperatures in which electric companies in Wichita Falls need to keep your home comfortable.

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What do electric companies in Wichita Falls, TX include in their rates? Wichita Falls electric rates are based on average kWh (kilowatt hours) and include the costs of energy, your utility's transmission and distribution charges, along with recurring monthly fees and taxes. Some one-time fees may apply, so be sure to ask about them as you compare electric rates in Wichita Falls.

What kinds of payment plans are available from retail electric companies in Wichita Falls, TX? StarTex Power, named the top ranked Most Trusted Texas retail electric provider from Cogent Reports, gives you the choice between a variable rate and a fixed-rate plan. With a fixed-rate plan, you pay a fixed rate per unit of energy every month for the life of your contract. The variable plan offers a fluctuating rate without locking into a contract term.  

Can I manage my StarTex Power account online? Absolutely! With the StarTex Power MyAccount online portal, you can view your account and usage history, pay your bills, set up auto pay, and more. You'll see that StarTex Power, Constellation's brand in Texas, provides customer service that rivals all other retail electric companies servicing Wichita Falls, TX.

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