Our Pay-As-You-Go Plan Suits You and Your Pockets

Acacia Energy’s prepaid electricity is a cheap and convenient option for those with short-term housing arrangements or homeowners who want to avoid the annoying and bulky electricity bills. Smart energy plans in Texas have become very popular. This is due to a couple of reasons:

  • Smartphone applications that allow you to prepay the service quickly and easily.
  • Smart meter technology which owners and tenants alike can use to monitor, configure and conserve their energy usage, saving them a couple of bucks per month.
  • Acacia Energy has a Smart Energy Plan that adapts to you, who are planning to move soon, want green energy solutions or simply want to track your usage month-to-month with no deposit.

If you decide to opt for our Smart Energy Plan you’ll have the following benefits:

  • Save money:

Prepaid electricity plans save you money in many ways. For example, you will get a rate up to 20% lower than the traditional electricity companies offer, plus with the opportunity to monitor your daily usage, you can adjust the amount of energy you are using (if necessary) You will not be surprised when you receive your electricity bill anymore!

  • No deposit required:

At Acacia Energy we understand and defend the fact that everyone deserves access to electricity. So regardless of the electric plan you choose, we don’t require deposit or a long-term contract. No matter what could be your situation or your needs, we have you covered up!

  • Plan and manage your budget:

With our personalized alerts by phone and email you can control your daily usage, costs and your account balance. At the end of the month we will send you a detailed report of your payments, charges and savings history for the previous month.

Electricity may be energy, but knowledge is definitely power. Manage your energy bill with just a finger move. Receive daily alerts of your account by text message or email to track:

  • Your consumption of Kilowatt per hour (KWh)
  • Your remaining credit
  • Estimated remaining days with active electricity service
  • Savings made during the day/month

Smart plans for Smart clients!

Get reliable power and the flexibility you’re looking for with Acacia Energy’s Smart Energy Plan. Choose us and enjoy the power us well-used electricity.

Energy Saving Tips For Renters

Energy saving is not just for homeowners, saving extends to everyone. No tip is too small when it comes to saving you money. Check out these 3 methods to help keep cash in your wallet.

  1. Avoid Over-Drying Your Clothes: If your dryer has a moisture sensor that will automatically turn the machine off when clothes are done, use it to avoid over- drying. Remember to clean the lint trap before every load. Dry full loads, or reduce drying time for partial loads. Hang drying is also an option!
  2. Wash Your Laundry With Cold Water: To save water, try to wash full loads or, if you must wash a partial load, reduce the level of water appropriately. Hot water heating accounts for about 90 percent of the energy your machine uses to wash clothes.
  3. Scrape Dishes: Save water by scraping dishes instead of rinsing them before loading in the dishwasher. Run your dishwasher with a full load and use the air-dry option if available.

10 Ways To Save Energy At Home

Through the extreme weather, whether is it is super hot or extremely cold, people always use too much of something. Temperatures heat up and we blast our air conditioners, when the weather dramatically drops, we crank up the heat. The average U.S. household will spend about $2,100 on home energy in a year. There are several ways to spend less money and stay comfortable in your home. These small steps can lead to big savings.

Let’s Save.

  1. Unplug Appliances and Turn Off Lights: Though some things are not in use, they still draw a small amount of power. For example, kitchen appliances and televisions can be unplugged until you are ready to put them to use. Also, turn off your lights if they are not in use. Use natural light as your source of light.
  2. Seal it Up: Seal up cracks and gaps. Also, adding insulation to your home can help you save money on heating and cooling in your home.
  3. Switch Your Light Bulbs: Making the switch from incandescent light bulbs to energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights. Compact fluorescent bulbs use less energy than the standard incandescent light bulbs, and they last longer.
  4. Clean Filters: Clean or change your filters regularly. A dirty and backed up furnace or A/C filter will slow down the air flow, causing the system to work harder, costing you more money.
  5. Use Major Appliances at Night: Using dishwashers and clothes washers/dryers  at night keeps the house cooler and reduces strain on the power grid during the peak usage hours of 4 PM and 6 PM.
  6. Conserve Water: Use low-flow fixture faucets that conserve water. You can use these for your shower and sinks to save energy. Every drop counts!
  7. Plant Trees: Trees can help reduce heating and cooling costs. During the summer they provide shade, and in the winter when they lose their leaves they provide heat.
  8. Cool Washing: Washing your clothes in cold water can save about $60 a year.
  9. Programmable Thermostat: A programmable thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature in your home. This can save up to 10% on cooling and heating costs.
  10. Cooking Methods: Don’t peek in the oven while baking! Every time you peek, the temperature drops 25° F and requires additional energy to bring the temperature back up. Also, turn off the oven 10-15 minutes before the cooking time runs out. Your food will continue to cook without using the extra electricity.


Recycle, Reuse, Reduce – Tips and Ideas

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We are all familiar with the terms recycle, reuse, reduce; three brilliant ways you can reduce your amount of waste, save energy and protect your environment. However, the practice of these three Rs should not be limited only to Earth Day and Environment Day alone. It should be a part of our daily life instead. Here is a collection of tips that reduce the load of household rubbish and waste and save energy.


Aluminum cans: Empty soda and juice cans are made of aluminum that is 100% recyclable. Recycling cans to make new ones only takes 5% of the energy used in making a new one from scratch.

Paper: Paper forms about 1/3 of the industrial waste in the United States. Recycling paper conserves resources, saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Plastic bottles: Studies show that 2.5 million plastic bottles are thrown away per hour in America. Recycling bottles uses 2/3 less energy than manufacturing it from raw materials.

Glass: Glass bottles and jars are 100% recyclable and can be recycled a countless number of times without losing quality. One recycled bottle saves enough energy to power a TV for one and half hours.

Cardboard: This forms a major portion of waste, in the form of pizza boxes, cereal boxes, and other kinds of packaging. Though most of these are biodegradable, it would be a good idea to recycle them and reduce pollution.

Batteries: Non-rechargeable, single-use batteries contain a lot of components that can be recycled such as zinc, manganese and steel. Recycling batteries help conserve natural resources like metal and minerals and save energy.

TV: An average American household has three TV sets out of which, only one might be functional. Recycling old TVs helps recover plastic, metal, and glass, and prevents environmental pollution.

Plastic: Plastic is used to manufacture a significant number of products that we use daily, like containers, bags, utensils, toys, furniture, appliances and computers. Recycling them reduces the amount of energy needed to create virgin plastic.

Cloth: Old and damaged clothes that cannot be donated can be recycled to make car seat padding, industrial blankets, insulation materials, cushions for pillows and toys, and cleaning rags.

Ink Cartridges: If you own an office that produces large quantities of inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges, and toner bottles it is a good idea to recycle them. You can also choose to refill them.


Glass jars, pots, and bottles: You can clean them and use them to store dried food items like grains and beans or sauces and jams. Make sure that the jars have an air-tight lid.

Magazines: You can donate magazines to the nearest charity centers. You can get a lot of DIY craft ideas and other information by looking at online magazines.

Broken plates, ceramics and pottery: You can use the broken pieces of ceramic and pottery as drainage material for houseplants. Get creative and use them to make a décorative art piece.

Carpet: If you have decided to rip off your old carpet due to allergens and dust mites, don’t toss it into the garbage right away. You can use it to weatherproof the doghouse or cut it and use it as a scratching post for your cat.

Crates: Instead of disposing of wooden crates, you can use them to create storage spaces, shelves, desks, bedside tables, wine racks and with a bit of practice, even sofas.

Crayons: Any household with kids will have loads of broken stubs of crayons lying around in different corners of the house. They can be melted to make new crayons.

CDs and DVDs: With near endless storage space on your phone, tablet, laptop and USB devices we no longer use CDs. Old piles of CDs can be reused to make decorative craft items.


Shopping Bags: Instead of using plastic bags each time you shop, bring your own reusable shopping bags. This reduces the number of plastic bags dumped in landfills.

Straws: Avoid plastic straws while drinking. America alone dumps more than 500 million straws every day and these cannot be recycled.

Microbeads: These are tiny bits of plastic found in exfoliating soaps, facial scrubs, and toothpaste. They do not degrade and thus, pollute the water table. Use products that contain natural exfoliants like pumice, walnut and apricot shells or salt.

Plastic Water Bottles: While bottled water is convenient, the bottles take years to decompose. Reusable water bottles minimize pollution, conserve energy and they are also inexpensive.

Disposable Items: Choose durable items rather than disposable items. Always opt for the durable counterpart of products like razors, plates, cups, food containers, nappies, and toiletries to reduce a significant amount of garbage.






Reasons for an Unusually High Electric Bill

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As an electric bill is the most significant and inevitable part of your monthly budget, an increase in that bill may negatively affect your financial stability. Although there are many reasons for a hike in an energy bill, figuring out the real reason is essential in knowing how much your energy usage has gone up and how can you reduce your energy consumption.

When you receive a high electric bill, look at the amount of energy usage (kWh). If your energy usage is the same as the previous month’s usage, you should check the rate your energy provider has charged. It could be possible that you are being charged an increase in price or some extra service fees. The following are other possible reasons for an unusually high electric bill due to an increase in energy consumption:

Power-hungry appliances

Appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators are the most energy consuming appliances. You need to be very careful when using these appliances otherwise, your energy bill will skyrocket. When you use the washing machine, you should wait until you have accumulated a full load of clothes. Try to use cold water for the wash instead of hot water, and choose a low-heat option for drying. All of these tips are also applicable when using a dishwasher. When it comes to the refrigerator, saving energy is much easier. Set the refrigerator temperature between 37° and 40°F and the freezer between 0° and 50°F. Move your refrigerator away from heat sources, and reduce the frequency of door openings as much as possible.

Seasonal appliances

Weather is a significant and challenging factor for getting an unexpected hike in your electric bill. If the weather is hotter or colder than usual, chances are that the energy bill will increase due to the use of air conditioners, dehumidifiers, hot air furnaces and more. During the time of extreme cold and heat, cooling and heating systems need to be kept on continuously. Therefore, you can expect an unusually high energy bill during those periods. Holidays and vacations can also make a huge impact on the energy bill.

Leaving appliances on standby mode

One of the main reasons for getting a high electric bill is keeping electronic devices in standby mode even when you are not using them. Don’t leave appliances plugged in if you are not using them for a while. Even if these devices are kept idle, they are using energy while waiting for your command. This is known as “vampire power.” You can save a significant amount of energy by unplugging these devices from the wall socket when they are not in use.

In order to reduce an energy utility bill, you also need to take care of some other things. An electric heater is by far the largest energy consumer in most homes and, if your hot water tap is leaking, it will drastically increase your energy bill.  Also, be sure your meter isn’t running when there is no electricity being used in your home.