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Old 07-07-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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New to Austin and we are thinking about buying a house in Cedar Park, but are concerned about high electric bills. Anyone have any information?
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
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My bill was $200 last month. That's for a 2,000 square foot, one level home kept at 74 degrees 24/7. We also have a pool and the pump runs pretty much nonstop.

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Old 07-08-2007, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Utilities are pretty cheap in TX in general. If you're purchasing a new home you can also opt for the better windows, better attic insulation which make a tremendous difference.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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I live in an 1800 square foot house in Cedar Park. My electric bill ranges from $70 on off peak months to $120 on the hot months. We keep it around 75 degrees all the time. We used to live in an apartment in Austin and paid over $200 a month for about 1000 square feet. It comes down to this. It's cheap if you have Pedernales Electric and very costly if you have Austin Electric. I have friends that pay about $400 a month for a comparable house in Atown.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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We have Ped Elec and last month it ran $120 for the 1500 sq ft house we are renting in Leander. That is with kids leaving the doors to the fridge open,washing clothes all the time cause the little ones think its not a full day unless you have 3 changes of clothes and a geek of a hubby that has 4 puters running all the time for various reasons. We have double pane windows.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
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We live in Cedar Park and pay about 150.00 in the summer for a 3200 square foot home. We have solar screens and double paned windows on the house.
Awesome 5/4 Deer Creek Ranch Home (http://austin.craigslist.org/rfs/364991214.html - broken link)
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:16 PM
 
Location: NW Austin, TX
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I liver in Leander & Pedernales is my electric provider.

I live in an almost 1,700 two-story home and typically run 1-2 televisions, a computer system and 3 ceiling fans almost 24/7... plus I have a 14-yo son who seems to glaze over as soon as he opens the 'fridge door... he just STANDS there for minutes on end looking at, I dunno, something... LOL!

With a/c running 24/7, I spend ~ $120/month... during the "winter" (Ha!) months I average $80/month.

Everything in m'home is electric, except for the gas water heater.

TX Griff
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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Smile Temperature

What is the temp in your house?, that monthly bill sounds good during the Summer months.
Thanks
T.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: NW Austin, TX
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What is the temp in your house?
On the first floor, or the second? LOL!

House temp on the 1st floor averages about 75º... the second floor averages about 80º.

My master BR is on the first floor and I usually use a sheet and light quilt... the kidlet's bedroom is on the second fllor and he rarely, even in the winter, uses any bed linen at night. We both have ceiling fans in our bedrooms.

TX Griff
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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On the first floor, or the second? LOL!

House temp on the 1st floor averages about 75º... the second floor averages about 80º.

My master BR is on the first floor and I usually use a sheet and light quilt... the kidlet's bedroom is on the second fllor and he rarely, even in the winter, uses any bed linen at night. We both have ceiling fans in our bedrooms.

TX Griff
Thanks TX Griff,
I don't want to get a shock at the end of the month with an enormus bill for our air conditioning -I've never used one so much in any of my previous places I've lived.
Thanks again.
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