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Old 06-01-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Hey everyone, im moving to colorado springs from southern california, and i was wondering what the average cost of electric bill, gas bill etc is in a typical 2 bedroom apartment.
Thanks so much
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Not much!
Check out www.csu.org
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Hey everyone, im moving to colorado springs from southern california, and i was wondering what the average cost of electric bill, gas bill etc is in a typical 2 bedroom apartment.
Thanks so much
There's no such thing as a "typical" apartment when it comes to energy use. I know people in 2-BR apartments that have gas bills larger than my 4,000+ sq ft house due to poor insulation and low-efficiency heating units.

On a per-KWH (electric) or ft^3 (gas) basis, Colorado Springs Utilities has some of the best rates in the nation. But get into a crappy apartment block with air leaks and lowest-bidder insulation, that doesn't necessarily matter.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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Did anyone's utility bill jump? Mine doubled, from November. Happy Holidays from CSU. Wow! I turned down the water heater; my furnace is the other gas item. It was the cost of gas that went out of sight. Just wondering....what's up.

We need to use the fireplace; because the customer service rep at CSU, told me it is the cold weather! Hmm, really?
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Did anyone's utility bill jump? Mine doubled, from November. Happy Holidays from CSU. Wow! I turned down the water heater; my furnace is the other gas item. It was the cost of gas that went out of sight. Just wondering....what's up.

We need to use the fireplace; because the customer service rep at CSU, told me it is the cold weather! Hmm, really?
why should that surprise you. this is the longest stretch of cold weather we've had in the 2 years i've been here
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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I don't know how long you've lived here, is this your first winter? My gas bill varies drastically from summer to winter, and the big jump is December, every year. I've paid as little as $19 on a gas bill in summer or as much as $120 or so in Dec./Jan. (less if I'm extremely careful and walk around in layers/coats in my house) for a small house with no other means of heat.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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In a 2100 square foot home (not apt) where the family was home pretty much all day, every day, utilities were about $75 in the summer and in the coldest months were about $270. On the average payment plan that averaged out to about $175 monthly.

However, keep in mind that that you're going to be looking at quite a bit lower considering that was a house, and chances are you're not always going to be home.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Did anyone's utility bill jump? Mine doubled, from November. Happy Holidays from CSU. Wow! I turned down the water heater; my furnace is the other gas item. It was the cost of gas that went out of sight. Just wondering....what's up.

We need to use the fireplace; because the customer service rep at CSU, told me it is the cold weather! Hmm, really?
I agree. I have had so many weird util bills over the years. Once, I was out of town for 3 weeks and the only thing that ran in that time was the fridge. Our bill was higher than when we were there! Also, just to complain a bit more, the utility bills in Albuquerque made way more sense and were a little cheaper too.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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What I don't get is that little graph on the utility bills. It shows my use fluctuating tremendously from month to month...which, generally is not true at all.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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My graph looks roughly sinusoidal. I don't think the graph is very detailed in terms of scale.
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