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kekecroom12, Home Buyer in Miami, FL

what is the average electric bill in Miami?

Asked by kekecroom12, Miami, FL Wed May 22, 2013

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Yanoska Diaz’s answer
That is truly very hard to determine, the consumption varies from one house to another, not to mention the efficiency of the A/C and other equipment and the general condition of the property as far as items that will assist in energy preservation. Electric bills can doubled even tripled during the summer months.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 25, 2013
That's such a hard quiestion to answer because there are a lot of factors that typically affect electricity costs. Every household consumes electricity differently. Some things to consider that affect electric cost is the size of house or apartment, whether or not there is proper or sufficient insulation, the type of windows, roofing and doors, are the appliances energy efficient, is there a pool, are there shades, shutters or trees nearby deflecting heat from the sun, is the AC thermostat on a timer or continuously running, etc. All these things will affect energy consumption and directly affect cost.

With that said, according to recent consumer statistics, FPL (Florida Power & Light) charges an average of 11.5cents per kWh for electricity and in March 2013 it was less than the nationwide average of 12.8 cents per kWh. Also, the local price of electricity in the Miami area in March was at least 10 percent less than the U.S. over the last three years. This could be due to cooler winter temperatures and the fact that most Floridians don’t use electric heat the way most northerners do to keep warm. More importantly to keep in mind is that there is a cost increase after the first 1,000 kilowatt-hours to encourage people to use less energy.

The best way to get an answer to your question is to contact FPL directly or go to their website at http://www.FPL.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 22, 2013
This depends on how "hot" or "cold" you like it...
The size of the property.
If you even like to use AC - some people, with the breezy homes/condos don't like using them
for at least 6 months out of the year...
I like to use AC most of the time, and work out of my home a lot.
We have about 80 in the winter and 130 in the summer - and we like it cold like 73 at night and
74-75 midday.

Also, if you buy with the Northern exposure, you'll probably save 30 dollars/month.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
IrinaKaran@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 12, 2013
Kekecroom,

Good question.....

Average bill is $150.00 per month in the summer

$90.00 in the winter.

Now if you like a freezer feel in your home in the summer, you can double this amout.

If I can be of any assistance to you, please call any time....

REALTOR Brian Grosch

Affliated with ColdWell BANKER Real Estate

561*622-5000
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 10, 2013
Yes u can I am thinking of moving to Florida , Maybe around ft meyers or dade city Deltona , I am a senior and have my daughter and rTen age grandson living with me DONT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT fLA. .BUT NEED TO FIND AT LEAST A 3 OR 4 BED ROOM HOUSE.2 OR 3 BATHS 2 CAR GARAGE AND FENCED IN YARD i HAVE A SMALL DOG.i DONT WANT TO LIVE IN A ROUGH AREA ,MEAN NO OFFENSE TO ANY ONE BUT i AM WHITE SO i NEED A CAUCATION AREA .ANY HELP WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED.My e-mail helenebrumback@hotmail.com .
Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014
Determining an average Eletric Bill is very difficult to come up with an exact anwser . The best way to find an exact number is to visit FPL website . You can have someone come out form FPL to give you some ideas on how to cut cost on your ELectric Bill .

Samantha Tenzer Friedman
Tenzer Realty
Cell 786 314 6100
Email SamanthaTenzer@yahoo.com
Website http://:www.tenzersellshomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 26, 2013
This all depends on many factors, age of home, age of windows, age of ac unit, age of roof, amount of insulation in attic, amount of afternoon shade provided by trees if any, square footage of home, number of floors to cool, outdoor lighting, does the property have a pool?

Your best bet is to call up FPL and they will give you the last 12 months average on any property you are interested in.

Have a great day;

Christina Solorzano;
CEO & SR Credit & Mortgage Consultant of
Everlasting Credit Repair
Making home ownership more than a dream...
Retired Mortgage Banker
http://www.everlastingcredit.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 22, 2013
That all depends on the size of the property (the difference between studio and two stories 4br house), time of the year ( summer or winter) and how low you keep your temperature. Average bill on 2br home (not condo!) is $80-120/month having it at comfortable 75 degrees. I hope it helps...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 22, 2013
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