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Old 08-16-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Hamden, CT
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I am looking to relocate to the Triad area from Connecticut mainly for a change in climate. We want to be warmer!

What used to be 4 seasons has turned into 2 seasons padded with some mush. What I knew as Spring and Fall have become quite cooler than 30 years ago. That just creates a much longer, more dreary Winter. Summer has become shorter with a few "real hot" spells each year.

We heat with oil-fired hot air and cool with central AC. We like fresh air and open the windows as much as possible. Our oil bills have been increasing yearly with the above-mentioned climate change. Our electric bills have been going up because of deregulation and billing separation.

It is only myself and my wife in a 1200 sq.ft. ranch. Here is the lifestyle/usage:
- Almost all LED bulbs
- Electric stove/oven
- Dishwasher (not used as often as I like ...)
- Heat set to 68 in the Winter
- AC set to 76 in the Summer

Last month's electric bill (with hardly any AC usage) was $175 for 700 KWh.

Can I get some example pricing for whatever you can offer?
I'm looking for any kind of metrics - electric, natural gas, propane, oil, etc.

Thanks
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Southport
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My wife and I lived in a 3 br condo in Kernersville for about a year (all electric) and our electric bill ranged from about $50 in months of low usage to around $100 in months of high usage.

Duke Power is about 9.5 cents per KWH, if I recall correctly.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Can I get some example pricing for whatever you can offer?
I'm looking for any kind of metrics - electric, natural gas, propane, oil, etc.
Go to the source that has the best anecdotes: The Gas (or Electric) Companies.

Explain the move situation .
Provide TWO specific addresses (presumably homes that suit you).
Ask for their estimates and a 12 month budget payment number.
Factor in insulation and your conservation tolerance.
Make your best guess.

Generally:
You'll pay less to HEAT than up north (shorter season/less extreme).
You'll pay more to AC than up north (longer season/more extreme).
The biggest difference is the extremely short window screen season.
Many seem to go right from Heat to AC with no in between
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