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Old 02-26-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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Whether you have natural gas, propane, or something else....what is the AVERAGE total monthly cost of power (gas + electric) in California? (I realize it will differ depending on usage, size of house, etc....just trying to get an idea). Maybe any people on 'Budget Billing' who pay the same amount every month?? What are YOU paying?? Thanks~
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Where in California?

I have natural gas for heating, hot water, clothes drying, and cooking. I pay $12-30/mo for natural gas depending on the season. I pay $30-60/mo for electricity depending on season. I don't have AC but I do have ceiling fans. Its a 1200 sqft single family home with two occupants. I'm 5 miles from the water in Orange County so heating/cooling needs a pretty minimal compared to even 10 more miles inland.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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1000sqft apt

gas: 30-40/mo depending on how much i cook. i do not use my heater and i have a gas waterheater.

electricity: i work at home, and most of the year(non-summer months) i'm charged between 50-100/mo. during the summer i pay anywhere from 200-400 depending on the heat outside and how much i use the a/c. my apartment is old and has poor insulation(single pane windows, top story gets the sun all day and has very little insulation in the walls or the roof), so that definitely effects it negatively. I have one wall a/c unit downstairs and one standalone unit with a tube venting out the window upstairs.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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In Sacramento area here and this month (winter) I paid about $175 for gas and $130 for electricity--$160 with waste/water/electricity. In the summer, gas is down to $20-30 and $200 or more for electricity (air conditioning). 2500 square feet.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:28 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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$75/month for gas and electric for a family of 5.

My in-laws paid up to $800/month in the summer because they had to use the air conditioning (115 degrees - hot), and they used it sparingly.

They got solar panels, now they pay $7/month.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Nor Cal
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We pay in the cold winter months about $330 every 6 weeks for propane and approx. $115 for PGandE.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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How about you all who live close to the coast? I'm sure the electric would be much less than the inland empire
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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i live less than 10min from the coast. the coast is nice, but it doesnt help(temperature wise) from san pedro to newport or so because rolling hills/palos verdes blocks the flow i guess. once you get down into newport coast and stuff its fairly mild compared to long beach or huntington

the pricing is still expensive
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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i live less than 10min from the coast. the coast is nice, but it doesnt help(temperature wise) from san pedro to newport or so because rolling hills/palos verdes blocks the flow i guess. once you get down into newport coast and stuff its fairly mild compared to long beach or huntington

the pricing is still expensive
Are you kidding? Huntington Beach is WAY cooler than Santa Ana or Fullerton in the summer. Go even more inland (like say Lake Forest) and its hotter still.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:04 PM
 
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It can vary hugely depending on how well insulated the house is, if the windows are single or double pane, etc. I've had bills over $500/month in the summer in the Central Valley.
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