Post # 1
This is a slightly specific post, but I’m hoping someone on here has had a similar experience! I’m planning to move into a 700sqft brand new, energy efficient, all-electric apartment in a couple months. I live in the Northeast, and was hoping someone could give insight into the average electricity bill for electric heating during the winter? For reference, in my current place (700 sqft, drafty, terribly insulated) I’ve been spending about $60 for electric and $60 for gas in the winter months. I don’t have any idea how much a bill is on average for a place that has electric heating, so I’d love any insights. Thanks!
Post # 2
I live further south than you, so it doesn’t get quite as cold here in the winter, but we have electric heat and our bill is usually somewhere between $100-120 in the winter for an 800 sq ft apartment, compared to about $90 in the summer with the AC on (it gets ridiculously hot and humid here.) Our heater is really inefficient though. But not so inefficient that the apartment complex will do anything about it, sigh.
ETA: I live in one of the top 10 cheapest states for electricity though. Seems like states in the NE average about 5 to 20 cents more a kWh
Post # 3
fourthnoel : I live in NE and my colleague who rents (I dont know how big but he is older and has a 2 bed) says his heat runs around 180-200/month. He keeps it around 62-66 if I remember correctly (maybe a little higher as I said he is older). That is actually very reasonable. We pay about $500 a month for oil heat in a 4 bedroom house 1970’s and we keep it around 62-66 depending on how cold it is outside. For a 700 square foot high efficiency apartment I would think you should be in good shape. I have had apartments that size that were oil or gas and one that was electric. The electric was illegal though and rented out by a slum lord and my bill was $300 + because it was ancient, illegal, and he didn’t replace the broken heaters…so yeah.
Hope that helps,
Post # 4
I live in the midwest so based on a quick search I probably pay about 5 cents less per kWh than you, but my 800 sq ft all-electric is also ~100-120 per month. I think the highest we’ve ever gotten was $160, but that was only once in four years of being in the same place and there were some explanable circumstances around it.
Post # 5
It’s the opposite, but here in FL in the peak of summer when the AC is going all the time, when I was in a similarly sized apartment, the max was about $100. I think it was similar in the winter in an apartment in Boston, but that was years ago.
Post # 6
I’m in NJ and have all electric. Depends on the season – winter and summer between 100-200. In the fall and spring when no heat or AC needed, below 100.
Post # 7
We live in a 600 ft studio and the highest our electricity was last winter was $80. We love in southern Missouri. Also, we live on the third floor (with an apartment above us) so I feel like that helps keep us warm ☺️ Also, this is without a washer and dryer (we just got one, so I’m sure the bill will go up a little bit.
Post # 8
fourthnoel : I live in a similarly sized apartment in the South, ground floor. Highest it’s ever been was $63. We don’t have a washer/dryer but do have a dishwasher and this month the bill is predicted to be around $40. The apartments are old but renovated.