The Average Electricity Bill in Florida is High. Are You Struggling to Keep Up?

Posted on August 23, 2023 in by Brigitte

The average electricity bill in Florida is high, and giving many residents trouble with keeping up with their expenses. Are you ready to stop paying the high cost of your utility bill? Bison Roofing and Solar can help you do so!

In the last year, the average electric bill has increased dramatically, with no end in sight. It is becoming increasingly clear that turning to solar energy is the only way to combat these rising costs. 

In this blog, Bison Roofing and Solar will discuss the ways that solar energy is a more budget friendly, effective, and sustainable way to power your home. 


average electricity bill in Florida How Expensive Has The Average Electricity Bill in Florida Actually Gotten? 

You are not the only one noticing the rising prices in electricity. Unfortunately, Bloomberg puts into perspective just how drastic the increase in electricity has become: “More than 20 million American households have fallen behind on their utility bills, about 1 of every 6 homes, and the amount they owe has doubled since before the pandemic.” 

Do you know how much your electricity bill has increased since just last year? Bloomberg explains: “…electricity is more expensive, up 15% from a year ago, and there’s no sign of relief. That’s because power prices are linked to the cost of natural gas, which has more than doubled in the past year and is expected to remain high at least into next year.” 


How is this happening?

Natural gas is a non-renewable resource. As the resource depletes, the cost increases. We owe this to many things, one being the rising need for air conditioning.

Air conditioning is a necessity in many parts of the world, especially during the summer months. However, air conditioning is also one of the biggest energy consumers in a household. Bloomberg explains that “…climate change has triggered extreme heat around the world, driving up power consumption, and power bills, as people seek refuge in air-conditioning.” 


Now you see the issue at hand. How can solar energy solve your problems? 


How Do Solar Panels Help?


The Promise of Sustainability

Solar energy is a renewable resource, which means it is an energy source much more sustainable than the electricity you are using now – traditional fossil fuels. 

By harnessing the sun’s power, your home is able to generate electricity without relying on non-renewable resources, which are becoming increasingly scarce… and increasingly expensive.

The Promise of Affordability

Solar panels have become much more affordable in recent years, making them a viable option for homeowners and businesses. With the right incentives and policies in place, we are expecting to see even more people switch to solar energy. 

For example, The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has allowed individuals to receive tax credits towards solar investments made in 2023. One of these credits includes Residential Energy Credits. 

Those who have filed for the Residential Energy Credit have seen credits up to 30% of their solar installation costs. This current credit is the largest energy credit seen yet. 

Additionally, lawmakers continue to protect the low costs of renewable energy sources like solar energy. This year we saw U.S. Representative Kathy Castor voted in favor of protecting the lower costs of clean energy for Floridians. 

Let’s get rid of that expensive energy bill. By installing solar panels on your roof, you can generate your own electricity and reduce your dependency on the grid. Solar energy will not only save you money on your electricity bills but also reduce your carbon footprint. 

At Bison Roofing and Solar, we see our clients make the switch to solar everyday and not one has regretted their decision yet. We know you will not regret this decision either. 

Our team experts are ready to answer any question you may have about what to expect when going solar

If you are ready to get started on saving money and installing solar power to your home, contact us today for more information!