Your electricity bill could be full of hidden fees. For small businesses and homes, these fees can increase how much you spend on electricity every year. Learn how to spot the fees and avoid them.
Electricity spend is one of the major living costs for families. The average electricity bill for a household was $1369.32 a year, according to the EIA's latest report.  The average residential electricity spend per person in 2012 was $750.  Since 2001, the energy prices have risen an average of 65% in the U.S. In Texas, prices increased by 49% and in Pennsylvania by 66%. 
In deregulated states such as Texas, small to mid-size business have the same power to choose their electricity rate that much higher energy consumers enjoy.
While shopping for energy can be time consuming and complicated, it’s worth the effort.