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Old 08-05-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Montverde, Florida
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Smile Utility deposits...how much on average?

I am son going to be come a Nashville resident. I was wondering if anyone knew the average deposit for electric in the Nashville area to get service.

Down here in Florida, it cost me 600. They are outrageous here...

If any other companies require deposits, do they bill it, or does it have to be paid up front?

Thanks

Shawn
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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You don't say where he will be living or what type of living situation (rent home, apt., with roommate, etc.).

Looks like it is $180 deposit for service. To me, a deposit then gets applied to your bill. There is also a small fee to put the bill in a new name.

I just did a search of Nashville utilities and came up with this: Nashville Electric Service
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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NES sent mine back years ago, and haven't asked for another. Even at $180, it seems like quite a better deal than you get in Florida.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I've never had to pay a deposit in Nashville. The deposit amount was $180, but they said my credit was good enough that it wasn't required.

I'm not as sure about the other utilities, but I didn't pay a deposit on any of the for the same reason.
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:09 AM
 
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We had to pay deposits when we moved to Franklin. I had never heard of it, but everyone told me it was "normal". I want to say we paid $100 for water, $300 for electric (Mid-Tenn. Electric) and I can't remember gas.

My electric bill was much higher last summer. I've been watching the temp like a hawk this year and cut our bill almost in 1/2. We are down around 250 for just under 4000 sq ft new construction. Last year we were at $450 for electric.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Montverde, Florida
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ok, I appreciate the input. I was wondering because I know down here in FL, its really unreasonable. In fact, I'm in a mobile home down here, and pay on average 350 a month. Its unbelievable the rates here. They have to be the most expensive in the country.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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I have posted this elsewhere but our monthly expenses are about $650 a month. That's electricity, gas, garbage, water, house insurance, car insurance. HOA fees, and property tax. NOT phone, cable, internet. We have a small house - 1500 sq. ft.

Just the utilities (gas, garbage, water, electricity) haven't been more than $200 a month. We didn't pay any deposit either but had to join some sort of 'collective' for the electricity which was maybe $40? We get a nice magazine every month, though!
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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We didn't have to pay a deposit only a $15 connection fee added to our first bill
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