Report says Florida has second highest utility bills in the U.S.

Posted at 11:53 AM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 12:01:44-05

Floridians are breaking the bank on utility bills.

According to a study, Florida has the second highest utility bills in the country.

On average Floridians are paying $459.40 a month on utilities including electricity, water, cable television, internet, trash/recycling and natural gas.

The state with the most expensive utilities is Hawaii. The average Hawaiian pays $587.79 per month on utilities.

According to the study, one of the reason Floridians pay so much is due air conditioning units running most of the year to beat the heat and humidity.

Florida Power and Light says setting your thermostat to 78 degrees before you leave the house is a good way to save on your electric bill.

Changing or replacing AC filters regularly so your units can run efficiently.

Remember to turn off your ceiling fan when you leave the room. Also, clean the lint filter in your drier before every load.

FPL says its lowering bills in 2020 thanks to investments made in solar and modern plants. Average residential customer bills will decrease about $4 per month.