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Old 03-22-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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Hello everyone,

I've started this new topic in order to discuss utility costs in Delaware. This can include heating, air conditioning, electricity, water, phone, cable, etc.

I'd like to know more about propane costs. I've been a lifelong natural gas user and have learned that the community in which I am focusing is using propane. It's difficult for me to estimate costs having only experienced natural gas.

Can anyone tell me what their annual cost experience has been using propane? The house we are looking at is approximately 1900 square feet and we tend to keep the house on the cooler side during the winter - in the low 60's during the day and lower overnight.

Yes, we realize that as we age, that thermostat might rise ... and yes, we do turn up the heat when we have company ... lol.

Any estimates from you current propane users will be very helpful.

Thanks so much.

Charley
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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I would figure on spending about $200 a month during the winter months,Nov.-March.My house is about 1460sq.ft. and I keep it around 63 most days.This winter has been colder than last years plus propane is running about $2.75 a gal. where last year it was about $2.19-$2.29.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I've started this new topic in order to discuss utility costs in Delaware. This can include heating, air conditioning, electricity, water, phone, cable, etc.

I'd like to know more about propane costs. I've been a lifelong natural gas user and have learned that the community in which I am focusing is using propane. It's difficult for me to estimate costs having only experienced natural gas.

Can anyone tell me what their annual cost experience has been using propane? The house we are looking at is approximately 1900 square feet and we tend to keep the house on the cooler side during the winter - in the low 60's during the day and lower overnight.

Yes, we realize that as we age, that thermostat might rise ... and yes, we do turn up the heat when we have company ... lol.

Any estimates from you current propane users will be very helpful.

Thanks so much.

Charley
As I had said at lunch, we have gas and not propane. My gas bill is cheap. I have a gas dryer and cook with gas plus my heat is a combo of gas and electic. Gas bill in the winter is about $40 to $50 a month.
Electric runs about $124 in the winter and $185 in the summer. A month that is.
Water is about $124 every 3 months. Feb we were away and my bill was $99 for 3 months.
We have a good deal with comcast which includes internet, TV and phone with long distance service for $99 a month.
My bills down here are definately cheaper a month than when we were in Philly.
Gas in the winter in Philly would be about $300 to $350 a month.
Electric was the same in the summer. sometimes reaching $400 a month if we had a heat wave.

We keep our thermostat on 60 or 65 and feel warm and toasty at night.
Of course, you know my home is 1396 sq and much smaller than what you are interested in.
I have no idea how much propane would be but I'm sure someone else can help you out with that one.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hi! I'm new to this website so.... forgive me if I make a blunder.... lol. My husband and I are planning to move from Jersey to Delaware early next year. We have been looking at Heron Bay in Lewes and Long Neck (Ryan Bldrs) in Millsboro. Anyone know anything about these two communities?
Also, any update concerning utility costs? Heron Bay is propane; Long Neck is electric. I hear propane is very expensive and electric is cheaper. Enough so to warrant a higher price tag on the Long Neck home?
Thanks!!
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