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ThreePutt 03-10-2011 12:21 AM

We are planning to stay in a different park next year in Florida. The ones we're are looking at charge a lower rate by the month but you have to pay for electricity. It is .09 per Kilowatt, can paying for electricity get to be more expensive? We'll be staying in the panhandle.We'll be using the the fireplace more, is it cheaper to use AC or heaters? I know it would be a ballpark figure,does anyone have an idea what the average monthly rate would be? Trying to figure the best way to go. Appreciate any comments.

papa2 03-10-2011 01:29 AM

This isn't probably much help, but on our season lease site in Michigan our average monthly electric bill is $25. I have no idea what the charge is per KWH.

We stay most weekends, holidays and a couple of weeks from April through October. Propane is expensive but how the cost to heat with propane vs the cost for a ceramic heater compares, I don't know.

nineoaks2004 03-10-2011 02:35 AM

We live in the Panhandle. (Graceville Area)and we are on West Fla. Electric. The electric canget expensive, especiallywith the fuel oil surcharge. ( electric companies cannot lose money or break even like other businesses)

We use cube heaters for heating and you have the option of turning off the ones you do not need when you are out of the room /area.

Our area does not get anywhere near as cold as it does further north and when it does get cold, usually only lasts for a couple of days and warms back up.

ThreePutt 03-10-2011 03:02 AM

nineoaks, Have you ever been to Emerald beach rv park in Navarre that is one of the parks we are looking at.

1olcatonr 03-10-2011 07:32 AM

We had the privilege of being in Az. for the coldest winter in history. Electric was .16/k and LP started at 2.68/gal and went to 2.99/gal . we used the furnace for heat cost about $125/month. Lots of nights in the teens and a few in single digits. Elect bill was about $100/month. water heater and fridge on elect and we use the shower in our rig. Lot rent is

$400. Finally warmed up this week. 80s now.

BipeFlier 03-10-2011 08:34 AM

Heating with any electric resistance type heater is pretty much the same. 1500 watts is 1500 watts regardless the heater.



Propane is another matter.



The only way to make a comprison is to figure Dollars/BTU for each type.

Flyone 03-11-2011 04:15 AM

Threeputt---there is about 91,000 btu's in a gallon of propane and about 3,412 btu's in 1 kilowatt hr. It would take 26.6 kilowatt hoursto equal the heat potential in one gallon of propane. .09 cents is not to horribly bad, 26.6=$2.40, I'm not sure what the cost of a gallon of propane is in that area butif more than$2.40electric is a little better if less than thatpropane would be a little better. At least that is the way I see it.



Flyone

dalemac377 03-12-2011 05:55 AM

We are staying in the Gulf Shores, Al. area for three months and paying for electric. in our campground. We use two ceramic electric heaters for heat as needed and keep the furnace set at 63-64 degrees. In January our electric bill was $82.00 and the rate is 9 cents per kilowatt-hour. We used one 30 lb tank of Lp at $22.00. Considering we had a lot of nites in the low to mid 20's, we didn't think it was to bad. February was better at $54,00 electric and one tank of Lp. Temperatures were warmer. We also use electric to heating hot water. Turn it on in the morning then off for the rest of the day after showers and cleanup. Our 10 gal. heater will keep it hot to warm the rest of the day. Found a spreadsheet on some RV forum that lets u calculate the difference in cost from electric to Lp, including the efficiency loss in an Lp furnace. This shows breakeven between electric/Lp use at 12 cents per kilowatt-hour versus $2,25 per gallon Lp. Hope this helps.


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