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Old 03-17-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Question Utility bills...

What's a typical gas and electric bill for a 2500 square foot house?

What are cable/internet bills?

Water bills?

Thanks!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Edgewood, NM
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What's a typical gas and electric bill for a 2500 square foot house?

What are cable/internet bills?

Water bills?

Thanks!!
We average out at $150 per month family of 4 for elec - gas we only use for the fireplace and it is probably around $200 to fill once a year

Do not have cable - but phone and DSL is $75

Our neighbours have wells - fairly inexpensive to put it and not too deep. Our water averages around $50 per month with very little garden watering!
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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The above numbers look good. I usually tell people to anticipate about $100 per 1000 s.f. for a/c, heat, electric/gas on the high-end. A lot will be determined by the a/c in the home and it's age/condition during the spring/summer/late summer months.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Cane-Bay Plantation
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Last Utility Bills:

Electric, $155
Gas, $220
Cable, $165 (Thats all channels and Internet)

Phone bill, $0 (thank you SunCom)

Water, $20
Sewer, $33

Beer, $275
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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If you lower the beer bill;
you might lower that sewer bill!
jim
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: SC
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What's a typical gas and electric bill for a 2500 square foot house?

What are cable/internet bills?

Water bills?

Thanks!!
The utilities are supposed to be a lot lower down here but I think my electric/gas bill is pretty high considering the heat is hardly ever on because it is so warm down here and the AC has not been on at all. I do use the dishwasher and washer and dryer and have two tvs plugged in (one is a wide screen that uses 85 watts of power) and I have two computers that are on all the time along with a fax machine; printer and copier. The square footage here is at least 2200 to 2400 and I pay about $160/mo. Also the fridge may not be new enough to be an energy saver fridge so that may partly explain why it seems high. (Although my place up north was a lot smaller and did have an energy saver fridge so it is kind of hard to compare.)

I got a deal on digital cable for just $30/mo for six months. Regular basic cable I think is $45/mo

My phone is about $100/mo but it includes unlimited long distance anywhere in the US, call answering, forwarding, ID, voice mail and fast fast DSL.

Water is about $35/mo for one person.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:17 PM
 
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What kind of heating and AC units are common in Charleston? Any solar powered stuff, alternative heating ac units ?
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: SC
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The above numbers look good. I usually tell people to anticipate about $100 per 1000 s.f. for a/c, heat, electric/gas on the high-end. A lot will be determined by the a/c in the home and it's age/condition during the spring/summer/late summer months.
Oh. I guess my utilities aren't so high after all if this is the norm. That would make mine only in the $70 range or so per 1000 s.f.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Again, it's hard to average. So much depends on the age/condition of the home, windows, appliances, doors, insulation, roof, etc. Early spring is easy, a/c's almost never on, heat's not being used, etc.

Guesstimating utility bills May thru October, ...now that's the tricky part.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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In MD our gas and electric just went up 75% and it's running over $300 month. My house is close to 2300 square foot I would guess. Rates are going up again in June too. Water bill is cheaper though. We probably pay less than $30 a quarter. We have a cable special that includes phone and internet for $100. Not sure when the special will end.
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