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Old 03-08-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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We are seriously pondering a move from SD to the Tampa area - maybe New Tampa / LOL / other suburb and trying to understand all the costs associated with the area.
We want a house with a fenced yard for our dogs (Pomeranian) and a pool. So my question is - what are we looking at in terms of electric bill in the hotter summer months (June thru Sept)? I know it depends on AC temp setting and size of house. Maybe around 2700 sq ft house.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Probably about 300$/month. Especially with a pool. Maybe more, depends how cold you like it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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Now with gas prices headed to $6 a gal ya better tack on a little more.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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I have a 2k sq foot house (no pool), i keep it around 76-78 in the house and ours is about 125-150 in summer.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Our house is 2500 sq ft with no pool. I keep it at 80 or 81 during the day and 79 at night. Summer bills are around $200.

Progress Energy just got the OK to raise rates because they made a stupid mistake, so that will go up a bit this year.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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To buy a pool or not to buy a pool?

here's a thread about pools and electric/h20 bill...
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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2200 SF house, Split level, pool, single pane windows, 4 bath, needs more insulation, set at 80 - $260 in September (moved in end of August).

My Water is about $100/month

This is in Hillsborough County.

Bought a pool heater this winter. I have had bills about $100 higher than that August electric bill thanks to the pool heater and house guests.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:32 AM
 
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Now with gas prices headed to $6 a gal ya better tack on a little more.
You power your house with gasoline? Maybe you should turn off the generator and call the local utility. They can probably do it for less.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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man, how do so many people live with there houses at 80 degrees.

we keep ours around 75 in the summer and have a 1500sqft house now and pay about 150-175 in the summer without a pool.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Federal Way, WA
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We also keep the house set to 78-80 in summer - have to or we'd have to rob a bank to pay the electric! 3100+ sq house with pool, avg bill about $350 a month.
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