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Old 01-20-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Orlando Fl
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Hey guys, new poster here, great site btw! Anyway I'm in the process of moving down to Orlando permanently from Jax and well I have an apartment here currently but obviously that isnt a good measure of how much it will be for a house.

So my question is, how much is a typical electric/utility bill for, lets say a 2000sqft house? Any details would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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We paid about 285 in the summer for water/sewer/electric with OUC. The winter is about 185 last month...2200 sq foot home/3/2/2/5 years old...single story....
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Orlando Fl
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wow, thats not bad. My last house, I was paying around 300+ during winters and 250+ during summers but its only a 1500sqft house!
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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I just got my bill and it was $273. One of my highest bills. Granted we used some heat and Christmas lights, but it was high. I kept the heat on 72 and I would've liked it warmer. I have Progress Energy. I hope with Duke taking over, the rates will go down.

BTW, my house is 1600 sq ft built in 2004.

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Old 01-21-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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We have a 1,300sf home built in 2009 which is energy star certified. Our OUC bill (power & water) has been between $80-$120 with a peak of $140 due to the cold weather in January.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Default Re: Average Utility Bill in the Orlando Area

Our house is 1600 sq ft and 30 yrs old. With a brand new high SEER a/c, my electric bill averages about $200-250/mo in the summer and $150-200/mo in the winter. This is with Progress Energy. I will have to disagree with a previous poster about the possibility of the electric rates going down with Duke. Never gonna happen. Once a utility has the permission from the state to charge what they are charging, it wouldn't be in their interest to reduce the rate just because a new owner took over. Water/sewer is with OUC and runs $45/mo for 9k gallons of water.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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Our house is 1600 sq ft and 30 yrs old. With a brand new high SEER a/c, my electric bill averages about $200-250/mo in the summer and $150-200/mo in the winter. This is with Progress Energy. I will have to disagree with a previous poster about the possibility of the electric rates going down with Duke. Never gonna happen. Once a utility has the permission from the state to charge what they are charging, it wouldn't be in their interest to reduce the rate just because a new owner took over. Water/sewer is with OUC and runs $45/mo for 9k gallons of water.
Just curious, what do you keep your thermostat on?
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Longwood, FL
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I keep my thermostat on 68 in the winter, but believe me I won't let it get cold in here either. Like today we didn't need to run the heat. I just got the bill, it was $257. I also have a pool and keep the water circulating in it for around 5 hours a day. In the summer it can go up to $450 with the ac and the pool going for 8 hours a day. Water/sewer runs around $45 a month, and trash pickup around $25.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: kissimmee florida
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Just got our electric bill today progress energy, $69.00 2200 sq foot home
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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Just got our electric bill today progress energy, $69.00 2200 sq foot home
Wow, how do you keep it so low? It says your location is in PA???
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