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Old 03-13-2015, 08:39 PM
 
Location: NC
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I think those figures can from a historic house house with no insulation. I was assuming a reasonably modern house with insulation up to modern standards.
My house (not even a large one) is 12 years old and my last electric bill was over $800.00. A brand new home may be less, but paying even HALF that amount is still too much for just a months worth of use!
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:04 PM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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My house (not even a large one) is 12 years old and my last electric bill was over $800.00. A brand new home may be less, but paying even HALF that amount is still too much for just a months worth of use!
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Old 03-14-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Electricity bills in ENC are oppressively high. It's really ridiculous. In some areas you could be paying more for electricity per month than rent.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Eastern N.C.
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My house (not even a large one) is 12 years old and my last electric bill was over $800.00. A brand new home may be less, but paying even HALF that amount is still too much for just a months worth of use!
Can you pull the bill and tell us what your KWH usage was for the period?

I'm in Va Beach, thinking of moving to Wilson, and have concerns with utility costs. After all taxes, fees and all the other stuff they tack on to bills, I'm paying about 12 cents per KWH for an average of about 1200 KWH per month (we have gas heat, HWH, dryer etc). For Natural Gas we're averaging about 85 Cubic Feet with a budget payment of $91 (it varies over the year and the more you use the lower the cost /CF).

If anyone's usage is about this, can you tell me your final bill?
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:09 PM
 
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We live in a historic home in Washington. We used 1571kwh last month and our electric bill after taxes was $211. That's a little over $0.13/kWh. (We use natural gas for heat)
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:13 PM
 
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We use Piedmont Narural gas...and our average bill is around $300 during the coldest months, and $15 during non cold, we live in a big old home, and keep thermostat pretty low. Just the nature of the beast of owning an old home with bad insulation and original windows. But if you average the bill it would be around $125 a month for the year.
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