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Old 11-13-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Hi, i am about to move in a 2 bedroom townhouse with 1/2 finished basement.
The only things that use gas is Heat and water heating, everything else is electric.

I have read some ppl saying the Gas bill could be $300 which scares me.
So i am curious what's the gas bill and electric bill will be?

IF someone can give me a ballpark, i would deeply appreciate it.

Thanks
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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can't really tell you without knowing the square footage or how good your windows/doors are.

if the place is drafty then you're going to spend a fortune.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:49 PM
 
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it's around 980 square ft. the windows are pretty thin, i plan to install 3M insulator kits. Help this helps
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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for old windows those window plastic kits always help. you will make back your money easily because windows are so bad at keeping in heat... especially old windows.

try and get your landlord to install a programmable thermostat. if he or she refuses then ask if you can buy one and install it yourself. it will save you a ton. you don't need to heat your place when no one is at home.

close all the upstairs vents. heat rises. this will help balance out the heat in the entire townhouse so it won't be too hot upstairs and cold downstairs.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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I put plastic on my windows...it really helps! We keep it around 65F, live in a 2 BR, 970 sq ft townhome and ours is anywhere from 50-70 sometimes less, rarely more
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