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Old 06-06-2011, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Area, Texas
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Hiya All,

Husband has a bit of a concern...
Was wondering, what does your average Summer Electric Bill cost, with running the A/C pretty much 24 hours a day, on a home about 2800 square feet?
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Area, Texas
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I just read that there are many different electric companies that serve
Flower Mound.

This is NEW to us. I Do Not Get It.
Wherever we have lived, there is ONE electric company that everyone uses.

Basically, wondering if the electric bill will be roughly $200 a month, or $500 a month.
Just trying to get an idea of what to expect.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:23 AM
 
Location: DFW Metroplex. Not TX-born but never leaving.
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2900 sf house. AC set at 77 upstairs and usually 75-76 downstairs, electric bill averages about 430 in the summer months with AC running a lot in this hot hot weather. Plus side is it's about 70 (and gas bill is also low) for two-three months of the year when it's nice out. In the winter, the electric bill is lower but the gas bill for heat goes up. I'll see if I can look it up for you. We have no radiant barrier in the attic. That would help. House we are buying has it though.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Area, Texas
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PK- Do you have a pool?

Cause I know the pool pump has to run 2 hours a day.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:52 AM
 
Location: DFW Metroplex. Not TX-born but never leaving.
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Yes we have a saltwater pool.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:37 AM
 
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In Texas, electricity is deregulated. You have the choice to buy electricity from many retail providers who buy at wholesales rates from the power generation companies. You can even choose green companies providing solar/ wind power. Likewise you can even install solar panels in your house and sell excess energy as well. Its very competitive. Here is a link where you can see different companies and their rates.

Power to Choose

Basically to get low rates you might have to sign a 6M - 1 Yr contract. Carefully read the Terms of Service, Special Terms and cancellation fee.

I pay approx. 9.1c/ KWH. Your electricity bill will depends on your personal temp. preference, AC SEERS ratings, energy efficiency measures, price/ KWH and the facing of the house. You can find a lot of threads on this forum if I missed anything.

My 3300 Sq.ft house is 7 years old and it has excellent insulation/ attic air ventilation along with radiant barrier. We keep 80 deg F on both floors with our electricity bill maxing out to $ 275/ month during peak summer months. In winter it goes down to as low as $ 65/ month but the heating gas bill goes upto 150/ month.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: NE Tarrant County, TX
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Default From an earlier post of mine this year...

3800 sq ft home, two stories, 2008 build, 13 SEER HVAC units, 24" of attic insulation & radiant thermal barrier roof decking: Peak summer electric (@ 77 degrees on both floors) = 2900 KWH (or ~$300).

The price you pay for electricity will be based on the supplier you choose, anywhere from $0.074 to $0.12 per KWH.

Now is probably the worst time to secure an energy contract.

-Eric
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Area, Texas
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What company do most of you use, as your electric provider in FM?

Its so overwhelming... !!!
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My house in grand prairie is 3600sqft. This past month it was $150. We use champion. We signed a one year for $.07. We keep our temp at 74 if we are on the floor and 77 when we are not like at night time on the first floor.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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Wow I am getting freaked out about moving to TX, things seem so much different than FL LOL
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