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01/24/2015
By: Krista T.
Ocala Electric Utility
Biggest Utility Scam EVER! Our utility bill has steadily climbed every month we have lived in the Redneck Riviera. October and November, the windows stayed open during the day - both bills were over $250. We were gone for 1/2 of the month in December, unplugged the entire house except for the fridge, jacked the heat down to 65, luckily it was nice and in the 70's while we were up North. Our bill was the HIGHEST since we moved into this house in June! Almost $300!! I called them, she tells me, "we've had sev. calls on this issue this month..." I asked to have my meter read monthly, "we don't do that, everything is done remotely, no one drives by or stops to read." HTH can you fairly and accurately bill ppl if you don't read meters? Basically, they are taking all the water/electricity (that they buy from someone else) and divvying it up per paying customer based on sq footage, # of rooms, etc...It's disgusting. But the longer we live here, the more obvious things become. Don't buy a house here either, the realtors and flippers are all in bed together and there are more sink hole damaged houses then honest ppl....just sayin. Run Forrest Run!
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Keep the following tips in mind:
  • Do not operate any electrical equipment while sitting or standing in water.
  • Don't overload extension cords or surge protectors.
  • Put caps on your electrical outlets if you have small children.
  • Call an electrician if you notice your sockets or switches are warm to the touch, discolored or if they make noise.
  • Keep electrical cords away from stoves, ovens and other sources of heat.
  • Do not use an appliance that has a frayed cord.
  • Do not staple extension cords into place or cover them with carpets or furniture.
  • When using extension cords, make sure to unwrap them before plugging them in.
  • Don't overuse extension cords. Have an electrician install extra outlets if you need a power source closer to you.
  • Only use light bulbs with the correct wattage for your lamps and light fixtures.
  • Contact a licensed electrician if you frequently blow fuses, since this can be a sign of an electrical wiring problem.
  • Have an electrician look at your fuse box to ensure you have the right size fuses and circuit breakers. The wrong size fuse or breaker can be a fire hazard.
  • If you have fault circuit interrupters installed in your electrical panel, make sure you test them at least once a month by turning them on and off.
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