(Closed) Electric and heat costs?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I live in an1150 sq foot mini home (4exterior walls) and our equalizedbilling Cost for electric (heat, lights,hot water etc) is 145/month

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have a 2500 sq foot house and our January power bill was 445.00 (mind you I do live in New Brunswick Canada and our winter days can average about -20 C, and there are four adults and one teenager in our home). In the summer our power bill is usually about 190.00

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would ask the landlord/prior tenants. It’s really going to depend on the e- company, how often you keep the lights on when no one’s home, how high you keep the thermostat, how insulated the place is, etc.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Electric heat can be horribly expensive.  One of my friends who lives in Connecticut paid $500 a month this winter, and it wasn’t even that cold!

Electric heat also never really gets the house super warm, at least not in my experience, and my parents have it – I hated it when I lived there.  I was constantly cold!  DH and I have decided that we won’t buy or rent a home with electric heat in the future because of our experiences.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@ItsDestiny:  I guess you could call it the burbs. But that really shouldn’t make a difference.

I’ll give you some context though: it’s just me and Darling Husband, but he’s home alot through the week, so he’s on the TV, heat on in the winter (LEAVES THE LIGHTS ON!!!), etc. Our most expensive bill in the winter before equalized billing was still less than $400, and that’s when we rented out a room so there was 3 of us living there.

You can call the electric company as ask what the current power bill is. I did that when I was looking at buying a rental property.

@Mrs.Goguen:  I live in NB too! (Fredericton)

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Electric heat is super expensive.  We live in AL and our cost to heat the house we were renting (which is smaller than the one we own in CO) is almost double!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I live in a 1200 sq ft condo and my heat and electricity is about $100 a month. Right about now when I don’t use heat or AC, my bill is about $50. We don’t use it that much. We honestly freeze and use a lot of layers in the winter to save money.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you sure it’s electric heat?  Everywhere I know in MA (I grew up there) has oil based heating, which fluctuates in price based on the cost of oil per year.  But I guesss I could see a condo having electric, so my point could be null and void!

Post # 14
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3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

And yes, electric heat can get it really warm too! I’ve never had gas.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@ItsDestiny:  Honestly. our townhouse sounds EXACTLY like yours – 2 floors, 3 bedrooms, etc.  We pay about $120 every month.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have electric heat in the upstairs of my house.. The one month I was away on vacation j set the theromostat to 55… It was $200 that month.  Usually my electric is about 100 since I don’t use the heat upstairs and just use the downstairs system which is oil.  electric is the worst.

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