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Old 07-04-2008, 05:10 AM
 
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What would you say is the average electric bill for a 2000 sq house? That and how much is insurance home and car?
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:20 AM
 
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It all depends of how high you set your A/C, do you cook or eat out, are you home all day and have the lights on...same for the car...what kindo car, how old, how is your credit score....so the best thing might be to call your energy company since not every one has the same one...call an insurance company and ask about insurance for a certain brand....etc.
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:54 AM
 
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Thanks for the advise. I will call some places. I live in CT and I am currently looking at moving to the Tampa area. Maybe Land o Lakes or Lutz areas. Some place small. I have 2 kids and so the lights are on a lot. AC here is set to about 72-75 in the summer. But the oil in the winter is what is killing me. It will be $412 a month this year and that is for 10 month. My house is 2300sq and I go thru about 900 gal of oil a year. My electric is around $200 a month year round average. So I was just looking to see if I would save.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:23 AM
 
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You won't want to keep your A/C on 72 or even 75 as your electric would be $3-400 a month at least during the summer which is from April - October. Most electric co. in Tpa have bill avg where you pay a certain amt every month then re-evaluated in a year or 6 mos. Check out TECO.com for details.
Car insurance like bentlebee says depends a lot on your driving record and your credit score.
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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I lived in a new 3500 square feet house with two air condition units with no window blinds or curtain on the windows in all the rooms except for the master bedroom. The electric bill for April and May was about $95 per month. June was more expensive $130. I have installed curtain to keep the sun out at the end of June throughout the house and cannot wait to see July electric bill. The first floor temperature is set to 78 degree and the second floor temperature is set at 80 degree since the second floor is rarely used.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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Wow. What a differents. Steven you said you have 2 air conditioner units, is that window units or 2 zone air compressers running?
Thanks for you help
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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The compressors are outside and each with it zone. Since I am on a cul de sac I don't even turn on the front door light or the light by the garage door. It also help that I have a community lamp post in front of the house. In door lights are not turned on until after 8:00 PM or until it gets dark. I also don’t have a swimming pool. I am a New York transplant. The water bill is more expensive in Tampa compare to Brooklyn NY. My Brooklyn water bill is about $45 per quarter but my Tampa water bill is at least $30 per month. Last month I set the lawn sprinkler to water twice on Sunday for 45 minutes and my water bill went up to $85 last month. Instead of water once in the early morning and once in early evening I only water once in early morning
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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I live in a 3500 sqft. home and have the A/C on 80 since I like it a little bit warmer. We have also 2 units. One for downstairs and one for upstairs. If we leave we put the A/C (upstairs) on 83-85, since our dogs won't go upstairs when we are gone.
We pay in the summer $ 160- $ 175.- and we have over 20 windows with blinds which we keep close on the sun side to keep it cooler. In the winter we pay aprox. $ 120.-

We have Withlacoochee.
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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I two am with Withlacoochee, last month my bill was $250.00 for a 2,000 sq ft home with pool, we usually keep it at 79, my energy adjustment $$ was more than the actual elec. bill, my bills usually run high in the summer and way less in the fall and winter.
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for you help. How are the schools in the Wesley Chaple and Land O lakes area?
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