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09-14-2011, 05:37 PM
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I constantly hear on these forums that the cost of electricity in orlando and its surrounding areas is pretty high. I am trying to figure out how it compares to the area that I presently live outside of Florida.

that being said......

where I live right now:

1 KWH = \$0.147091

in plain english it comes out to \$0.15 per KWH

based upon this here http://www.fpl.com/rates/pdf/Residential.pdf

if my calculations are correct:

1 KWH = \$0.16746

in plain english that seems to come out to \$0.17 per KWH

Can somebody look at their electrcity bill and let me know if that sounds right?

To put it in perspective: I currently spend about \$75-\$100 in the summer (due to air conditioner use) and \$150-\$200 in the winter (due to electric heating costs) for a one bedroom apartment.

09-14-2011, 07:19 PM
 Location: Kissimmee, FL 96 posts, read 186,971 times Reputation: 58
Even though i only have 2 months in Orlando my bill has come out to be \$75.00 for the first month and \$120.00 for the second month. We'll see. I guess we'll revisit this post in 6 months and I will be able to tell you.....

09-17-2011, 09:52 AM
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 Originally Posted by cerveza I constantly hear on these forums that the cost of electricity in orlando and its surrounding areas is pretty high. I am trying to figure out how it compares to the area that I presently live outside of Florida. that being said...... where I live right now: 1 KWH = \$0.147091 in plain english it comes out to \$0.15 per KWH based upon this here http://www.fpl.com/rates/pdf/Residential.pdf if my calculations are correct: 1 KWH = \$0.16746 in plain english that seems to come out to \$0.17 per KWH Can somebody look at their electrcity bill and let me know if that sounds right? To put it in perspective: I currently spend about \$75-\$100 in the summer (due to air conditioner use) and \$150-\$200 in the winter (due to electric heating costs) for a one bedroom apartment.
There are going to be a lot of variables that are going to make the cost per KWH seem insignificant. When I first moved back here It was into a large house with vaulted ceilings, lots of air conditioned yet unusable space, and NO Trees. The last full bill I paid on that place was just over \$360 for a month. Now I am in a 2 bedroom apartment middle floor with an eastern exposure, but trees that prevent the early morning sun from shining in. My bill has been about \$120 and running everything the same way I was in the old place.

The bottom line is that the amount the air conditioner has to work is "everything".
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