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Old 12-22-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: 60630
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So in 2 months I will be moving to Chicago!!!!I am super excited. bye bye MISSISSIPPI!!!!!!

Om so now to my question. How much does average electric bill run for a 2 bedroom ( maybe 1000 sq foot ) apartment run?
I pay about 120 in the winter and 170 in the summer here in Mississippi.

Thanks!
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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(1)So in 2 months I will be moving to Chicago!!!!I am super excited. bye bye MISSISSIPPI!!!!!!

Om so now to my question. How much does average electric bill run for a 2 bedroom ( maybe 1000 sq foot ) apartment run?
(2)I pay about 120 in the winter and 170 in the summer here in Mississippi.

Thanks!
1. Congratulations! We made the move up here this summer and have loved every minute of it.

2. That sounds about right. During the summer someone *cough* refused to let me go a minute WITHOUT the A/C on, so our electricity bill was about $150-$200 a month for the summer months. Now it's running about $75-$100.

Also, it seems like a lot of places include heat in the rent (radiators), so if you've been paying for electric heat in the winter in Mississippi, you won't have to worry about shelling out extra money to stay reasonably warm in Chicago.

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Old 12-22-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Berwyn, IL
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Sweet Jesus..that sounds awfully high. Do you run a discotheque out of your home? Leave all lights on at all times?

I think my mom pays $125 to $175 in the summer for a 3000 sq foot house. I've got about 700 sq feet in my apartment and only pay $25-$30 in the winter and $100 in the summer.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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Sweet Jesus..that sounds awfully high. Do you run a discotheque out of your home? Leave all lights on at all times?

I think my mom pays $125 to $175 in the summer for a 3000 sq foot house. I've got about 700 sq feet in my apartment and only pay $25-$30 in the winter and $100 in the summer.
I was wondering the same thing. We pay about $75/month electric in winter time for a decent sized SFH. We paid less in our 2500SF condo in winter.

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Old 12-22-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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I don't know how anyone can answer this question, without knowing if the person is lliving in an electric-heated - tenant paid for - apartment or one, also, with electric stove. Most comparisons offered will be apples to oranges.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Berwyn, IL
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This is true. Electric is a wildcard because you don't know the lifestyle that person leads. Are they a hardcore gamer with a CPU that sucks up electricity? do they run a server farm out of their upstairs bedroom? Do they have a state of the art home theater system? Do they suffer from flashbacks of Vietnam and sleep with the lights on at all times (hand to God, my great uncle did this.)
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I have a small place, but I work from home so the computer is on 10+ hours a day, tv is on for several hours at other times. My most recent electric bill was $30. In August I used over twice as many kilowatts, but I'm sure the bill wasn't twice as expensive.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Berwyn, IL
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KWs are priced differently depending on season, time of day..etc.

Protip: run appliances such as dishwasher, washer and dryer after 9PM to reduce electric usage.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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Sweet Jesus..that sounds awfully high. Do you run a discotheque out of your home? Leave all lights on at all times?

I think my mom pays $125 to $175 in the summer for a 3000 sq foot house. I've got about 700 sq feet in my apartment and only pay $25-$30 in the winter and $100 in the summer.

I was wondering the same thing. We pay about $75/month electric in winter time for a decent sized SFH. We paid less in our 2500SF condo in winter.
Yeah, I completely agree. We have a 2 story SFH and use about $70/month. I think we'd need to leave every light in the house on 24/7 to break $100.

Of course ComEd estimated our bill to be around $100/month and after an actual reading last month we now have $400 in credit with them.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Thansk to those of you who answered my question.

It gives me an Idea/ Thanks!
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