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Old 01-20-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Orlando Fl
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Default Average utility bill in the Orlando area?

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, 02:57 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, 06:14 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, 02:23 PM
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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, 02:46 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, 08:01 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, 10:48 AM
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Location: Taylors, SC
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Originally Posted by orlandoyankee View Post
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, 05:05 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, 06:09 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, 06:57 PM
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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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