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Old 01-19-2010, 08:49 PM
 
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Electric $48 Gas $390 House is 3000 sq ft. Very surprised with the gas bill...but pleased it was offset by a ridiculously low electric bill
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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Hey guys,
I just wanted to get an idea on your utility bills this past month since it was so cold. Ours was 370.00 and our home square footage is about 2000. Our central heat was almost on all the time esp. in Dec. when we had those really cold temps. Is anyone experiencing the same high electric bill? Just curious.

Thanks!

Will even though the temps are starting to moderate, expect to see a 9.2 percent increase in your bill. This article says that South Carolina approved the request of Duke Energy to raise rates.

Duke Energy Raises Rates - Greenville News Story - WYFF Greenville (http://www.wyff4.com/news/22308291/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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Our gas bill almost tripled. It was $272.08 this month, and last month was $100. We were gone for 2 weeks and turned our thermostat down while we were gone and still used way more....
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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I have easley combined utilities and fort hill gas. My combined utilities totalled about $240, keep in mind that is water sewer gas and electric. Now that seemed high to me compared to previous months, but when I look at the overall(also considering it was very cold for the upstate area this past month) thats not bad!
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Upstate
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For our 2700 sf home, electric was $74, gas $297. Gas was about twice as much as last Jan. The temp outside as you know averaged 12 deg cooler than last Jan.

I was a little surprised about the gas amount, but I have a family of 5, with a stay-at-home mom and toddler, so we need to keep the house warm during the day. We keep it around 73-74 when we are at home and 72 up and 68 down stairs at night. Probably warmer than it needs to be, but I like to keep it warmer for my younger children.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there
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Closing on a home next week and have never had gas of any kind, at least not in any home I've owned. Seems this house is fueled by natural gas, at least when it comes to the heat. Is the gas usage and bill included in your electric bill, or do you have to pick a gas company to go with and get billed separately?

What does you average monthly bills run during the winter/summer months?

THANKS!
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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Closing on a home next week and have never had gas of any kind, at least not in any home I've owned. Seems this house is fueled by natural gas, at least when it comes to the heat. Is the gas usage and bill included in your electric bill, or do you have to pick a gas company to go with and get billed separately?

What does you average monthly bills run during the winter/summer months?

THANKS!
It really depends on the area you move to, most of them only have one provider, but sometimes(rarely) you get a choice. you'll have to find out the companies in your area before you close, so you can open accounts with them for service
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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My school textbooks cost $497 this semester.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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My school textbooks cost $497 this semester.
Really? That's a lot gman! Do you check online for cheaper alternatives? My daughter got by on $250 this semester.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Really? That's a lot gman! Do you check online for cheaper alternatives? My daughter got by on $250 this semester.
I couldn't find any online for a cheaper price sadly. Also, all the used books at the store were gone. I had to change classes the last minute so that didn't help. I had to get my books right away. My math book was the most expensive and oddly enough it's the smallest. I do get financial assistance for school cost (not including text books/only for class cost) though thanks to the state lottery so that helps. My dad is offering to pay me for some of the book cost due to them being so expensive. Should I give in?
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