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Old 06-27-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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I have decided to move the thermostat to 82 and unplug everything I don't use. Maybe then my bill will decrease down to what? 175 bucks???? Ridiculous. I asked my friend in W VA what she keeps her A/C at. She said 72. I asked her what her bill was. She said 87 dollars. I asked her how hot it's been up there. She said it was 97 yesterday. Something in FLA is whacked.
MMM - I think something in YOUR PLACE is what's whacked. I don't pay anything near that, as I said before. Why don't you just have the electric company check into it instead of complaining that Florida is "whacked."
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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You must use an awful lot of water. My bill at the highest was $60 last month, and that includes water, sewer, garbage and recycling pickup. Are you irrigating a big lawn all the time or something?
No, we really don't. We don't water the lawn, don't have a pool, nothing. The only thing is the fact that I do 2-3 loads of laundry a day, but I can't believe that makes such a difference.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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I think there's actually a water bill poll around here somewhere....but there's going to be disparities based on which city you live in, I believe. I think some places have the garbage bill included in the water/sewer and some don't. At our old apt. in south st. pete, our bill was only $18 a month, but here we've been told that the avg. bill in our sized unit is about $30-$40. Garbage & recycling is included in the bill here, whereas it wasn't at our old unit.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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So far...I'll take 5 months of "hell" over 9 months of clouds combined with either rain or snow (and sometimes both!) My A/C bill isn't bad in an apt.....but even if I lived in a house and my bill was a couple or several hundred a month, it's comparable to what my folks in Indiana pay from Nov.-Mar. in heating bills. So, whatever I guess. I b*tched about the cold up there and now it seems half the people that live here b*tch about the heat down here. Not much has changed....lol
I agree. No way i would live north of FL as i hate winter.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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You must use an awful lot of water. My bill at the highest was $60 last month, and that includes water, sewer, garbage and recycling pickup. Are you irrigating a big lawn all the time or something?
My water bill is about 17 a month. Flush the toilet once a day if i even use it take a bath 3 times a week and never water the weeds.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:58 AM
 
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Doing 2-3 loads of laundry a day is going to make your water bill higher than someone who only does 2-3 loads a week. That is a LOT of laundry.. If you want to save on that bill follow some of Chasl's advice.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:38 AM
 
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Doing 2-3 loads of laundry a day is going to make your water bill higher than someone who only does 2-3 loads a week. That is a LOT of laundry.. If you want to save on that bill follow some of Chasl's advice.
Yup - that's it right there. And also, the water rates are usually "tiered" , which means if you use over a certain amount you pay higher rates on the overage.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Well, I guess I'm stuck. I wish I could do less laundry, but unfortunately that is not likely to happen.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I've had power bills about that high with half the sq. footage. Welcome to Florida.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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This is an interesting forum indeed. IMO the rate people pay for utilities in FL are pretty low. If you compare my winter bills vs your summer bills (you use the most energy up here in winter and the most in FL in the summer) I think you can easily see that FL is less. Here is a breakdown for what my utilities are like in winter. I will not pick the largest bills, to be fair.

Electric: $147
Gas: $225
Water/Sewer: $68 (Flat rate, all of Anchorage is like this)
Trash: $60


Total: $500

THis of course does not include our outrageous rates for internet. I pay $75/mo for 3mbps Internet with a 20GB/month cap. DishNetwork is in the $65/month range for TV (Same rates as in the states but less channels unless you want a 6 foot diameter dish.)
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