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Old 04-06-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: ~Palm Coast, Florida~
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Hello! Just wondering if anyone could give me a rough idea of what my electric costs will be for a 3000 sq ft home in central florida? Lets say, if I kept the thermostat on 79 or so during the summer? this house also has a pool. I am just trying to get some idea of what our monthly expenses will be.

How much do you all pay for power down there in your houses?
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:12 PM
 
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Hello! Just wondering if anyone could give me a rough idea of what my electric costs will be for a 3000 sq ft home in central florida? Lets say, if I kept the thermostat on 79 or so during the summer? this house also has a pool. I am just trying to get some idea of what our monthly expenses will be.

How much do you all pay for power down there in your houses?
My house is about 1800 sq foot with a jacuzzi (no pool) and in the summer we pay about $350 to $400 a month on Withlacoochee Electric. I just paid mine today and it was $197 as I haven't been running the a/c. My cousin has a home that is 600sq feet and she pays around $600 a month with the same company.(no pool) Some electric companies are a little higher or lower than others.
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Old 04-06-2007, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Hi - as you can see I am in south Florida. We have a 2800 sq ft home and a pool. We also have a window unit in our garage (mostly for our doggie). In high summer our bill runs around $350 and went as high as $400 last summer (really unusual). Right now it averages around $235.

We do run our pool pump 8 hours a day which is probably excessive. We do not run the a/c in our garage consistently. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-06-2007, 05:29 PM
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Location: WPB
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My house is about 1800 sq foot with a jacuzzi (no pool) and in the summer we pay about $350 to $400 a month on Withlacoochee Electric. I just paid mine today and it was $197 as I haven't been running the a/c. My cousin has a home that is 600sq feet and she pays around $600 a month with the same company.(no pool) Some electric companies are a little higher or lower than others.
A 600 sq foot home paying 600 dollars a month for electricity doesn't sound correct at all. I would say there is a BIG problem there.

My home in is 4,000 sq feet (heated in winter and a/c in summer) and is older and poorly insulated, on a year round budget amount I pay 375.00 per month in Canada where it is more expensive for utilities.

If I were your cousin I would be concerned. She would need to be utilizing around 4200 Kilowatt Hours to have a bill that large. That is enough electricity to run a large house. Question, is she growing something in her house? Is this bill for 30 days?

SKB
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I had a 1350 sf older, poorly insulated home with original jalousie windows. My bill ran about $250 in the summer. Most power companies down here will do a "budget" plan. They take the previous 12 or 18 months and average it out. Then you pay that amount every month. Sucks in the winter when your actual usage is $75, but keeps you from having a heart attack in August when your a/c never even cycles off.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Riverview
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Just stay away from Tampa Electric power. It is pot luck with them.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:23 PM
 
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990 sq/ft home poorly insulated built in the 60's. Highest bill in summer usually around $180, winter about $150.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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I am in Orlando, my bill runs from around 200.00 in the winter to a high of around 400.00 in August. I am on the averaging program so it averages 325.00 for a 3200 square foot house, two 14 seer air conditioners, a pool pump that we run 8 hours a day and at least 4 computers on 24/7. Alot of money but it could be worse.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:33 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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2100 sq ft in Jacksonvillle
highest we have had in the summer is around $254
we keep the A/C set around 79

karla
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:19 AM
 
Location: ~Palm Coast, Florida~
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O.k. thank youfor your input! The reason why I ask is because my home here is no where near as large as the one in Florida and I am trying to make sure we dont get in over our head!

SO far, we pay about the same amount in the summer and in the winter, here in Illinois as you guys do in Florida.
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