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Old 04-28-2021, 09:10 AM
 
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I'm not a real estate expert, but I've never heard of valuation differences attributable to which electric utility happens to service your area.
There is a significant difference APS is terrible.
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Old 04-28-2021, 10:26 AM
 
Location: northwest valley, az
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and, how is srp "better"?
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:19 AM
 
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and, how is srp "better"?
I'm also interested. APS provides me electricity. I give them money every month. I don't see many complications arising from this transaction, can't remember the last time I had to contact them for any reason.
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Old 04-28-2021, 05:46 PM
 
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I'm also interested. APS provides me electricity. I give them money every month. I don't see many complications arising from this transaction, can't remember the last time I had to contact them for any reason.
I believe SRP has cheaper rates. Personally, my bill isn't bad at all but I have no pool, and it's just me for the most part on the saver choice max plan.
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:44 AM
 
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I know when I was buying a house I was trying to get SRP. Its significantly cheaper. Ended up getting aps anyways and having a swamp cooler installed but the motivation for SRP is definitely there.

My plan is to have my swamp cooler run off of solar you can go to lowes and do it yourself. Seems like a much better alternative to paying 20+ years for solar, being tied to the grid, and hoping the reimbursement for over generating power allows you to break even. With humidity being so low in phoenix I only need to use my AC during the monsoon season.
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Old 05-01-2021, 01:21 PM
 
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APS is in fact significantly more expensive than SRP. We look at homeowner utility bills all day long and APS tends to be about 25% more expensive than SRP. They also however have a more reliable grid. Our SRP customer's always talk about how the power goes out and they want a batter as part of their solar system, while APS customers typically can't recall the last time the power went out.

I've never however heard this affecting property values or heard of anyone look specifically for homes in SRP vs APS.
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Old Today, 11:28 AM
 
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... heard of anyone look specifically for homes in SRP vs APS.
I did as it makes a huge difference for me. APS disgust me with their practices. So SRP it is.
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Old Today, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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There was an azcentral story not too long ago that pointed out that just a few years ago the difference was about 12% but now that APS picks its own regulators by choosing a person and then funding them in the election as the Republican candidate with a lavish budget, lots of TV ads, etc, the difference has now climbed to 21%. APS is at it again with another rate increase that will get rubber stamped, so the gap will likely grow. Solar, as people explained above, will not help much. APS' hand-picked regulators saw to that a couple years ago.
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