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mltriss12, Renter in Miami, FL

how much is electric bill per month?

Asked by mltriss12, Miami, FL Thu Jun 13, 2013

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Was the previous response a joke? I certainly hope so, I have never paid less than $300.00 per month during summer months in a single family home (average size).
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The electric bill is approximately $80-$100 per month. During the Summer is around $120
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That's such a hard question to answer because there are a lot of factors that typically effect electricity costs. Every household consumes electricity differently. Some things to consider that effect electric cost is the size of the property, whether or not there is proper or sufficient insulation, the type of windows (in this case they appear to be metal single hung, but are they energy efficient or tinted?), are the appliances energy efficient, how is the water heated (tank or tankless?), is there a pool (in this case yes), do all the windows have blinds or window 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 consume 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. Also you can ask the homeowner about utility bills, just keep in mind like I already mentioned that everyone consumes electricity differently.
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