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Old 04-19-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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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!!!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I would think no more than $150 a month dependent upon what you keep the a/c set at and what floor the apartment is on. Top floor usually uses more elec.

I pay between $115 and $190 a month for a 2500 sq ft house. I don't use the a/c/ much though but I do have a pool and wash and dry clothes for 4 people.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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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!!!!

If you are good at math or that type of thing, the best source is the horses mouth!! Ask the Tampa Electrical authority what the current watt cost is! then multiply this by your square foot and you will get a general idea! Plus the large appliances usage watts on a 30 day cycles. Also, ask for taxes, which increase the bill.

Or perhaps simpler, just look at what your usage watts are now and then times it by the Tampa prices.

Then compare it to where you are now!!

good luck!
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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We pay approxx. $ 160.- during the Summer month for a 3500 sqft home (2 stories), and I agree it comes down to how cool you want to have it inside...I hate cold!
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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We are a family of 4 living in Safety Harbor. Mom & Dad, 7 & 4 yr. old sons.

3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1600 sq. ft. home.

Summer = June, July, August, September = $210.00

All the rest of the months = $100.00

I have put compact florescents in all the light fixtures.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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We are a family of 4 living in Safety Harbor. Mom & Dad, 7 & 4 yr. old sons.

3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1600 sq. ft. home.

Summer = June, July, August, September = $210.00

All the rest of the months = $100.00

I have put compact florescents in all the light fixtures.
You must have your A/C running a lot....
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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I run my air a lot and washer & dryer and my bill is around $90.-$120. a month. I'm on the budget plan and pay $59.00 a month year round. about 950 sq. ft. condo.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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Thank you guys...the info greatly helped my husband and I!!!! We like it warm, so A/C won't be running very high (hopefully). But all the input helped put our minds to ease!!!! Thanks again to everyone!!!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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I run my air a lot and washer & dryer and my bill is around $90.-$120. a month. I'm on the budget plan and pay $59.00 a month year round. about 950 sq. ft. condo.
Budget plan?? Can you tell me a little about this...
Thanks
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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I run my air a lot and washer & dryer and my bill is around $90.-$120. a month. I'm on the budget plan and pay $59.00 a month year round. about 950 sq. ft. condo.
If your bill is between 90 to 120, how is the average 60?
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