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Old 04-24-2009, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Peterson View Post
Concrete block with stucco, maybe a little more than average insulation for a 2005 home and keep french doors by pool open for breeze.
Mine is also concrete block with stucco - mine however was built in 1954, it's built like a little bunker, real quality construction. Also have vaulted ceilings in the living room, and we live 2 blocks from Sarasota Bay, so we always have a nice breeze.
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by wvu1224 View Post
My family and I (2 adults and 7 yr old) are moving to Tampa in July. We are moving into a 2 bedroom apt (950 sq feet), washer/dryer, dishwasher, central air. We are trying to get a rough idea of what the electric bill is in Tampa...any help from anyone would greatly be appreciated....Thanks to everyone in advance!!!!
You are coming at the worse time of the year for electric bills. We had a similar sized apartment with washer and dryer, dishwasher, central air. Our electric bill ran from 150.00-165.00. You have a child so yours will be higher. Add to that, my wife and I work in the hospitality biz and work at night so we use less lightning than the usual family. We are moving back to NJ for better pay and cheper housing. Good luck hope you like it better than us.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:23 PM
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You do not get a breeze here most of the year unless a storm is coming. Most people have the AC on from April until well into Nov.

You cannot open a window a get a cool breeze here.

Be aware several posters on here are realtors and will tell you anything if they think they can get a commission.

We have a 2500 square foot house and we average $250 to $300 a month and we are conservative with the A/C.

Never lower than 77 degrees and use ceiling fans to help push the air around.

But you cannot live here most of the year and not have the A/C on.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:11 PM
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Being as I am the only Realtor that posted in this thread I will respond.

If you live in a built up area you are not going to get as much of a breeze if you are surrounded by other homes. When I lived in Clearwater I had a 7th floor condo on the bay and we got a great breeze. Almost never used the a/c and that includes the summer.

Second, the OP already said they had an apartment rented. Yep, big commission opportunity there for me. Some of us post to give people useful information and are not paranoid about what other posters put on here.

You may need to check your insulation levels and the seals around your doors and windows if you bill is that high and you are conservative.
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