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Old 08-20-2006, 04:25 PM
 
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Hi all,

Considering Houston as our next home. Housing seems affordable however heat and utility bills concern me. Could someone tell me what to expect in terms of average electric bill throughout the year? Sq Ft of your home and average electric bill you pay would be great help
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:03 PM
 
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I have heard people paying $500-$750 electric bills in Dallas and it is something. Don't you think it is a little excessive if those numbers are true? Please help me understand this and learn what to expect. Any input is Appreciated.
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:32 PM
 
Location: N.W. Austin.
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$280 on the current bill. 1900 Sq ft, single-storey. Usually keep thermostat @ 78-80. That's $100 more than last month because kids kept leaving the house doors open all day to play and chat with friends and the refrigerators in the garage too. I'm glad school is back in session!
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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We pay about $320 a month in San Antonio and I understand our prices are a little lower the Houstons companies and thats for 2400 sq ft one story. Two story is going to be alot different from what I hear. Thats keeping about 76-78 degrees
Now our heating bill during the winter might hit $30 since we have maybe a weeks worth of chill in the air!
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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$400 a month or more for my home, I have about 2500 square foot. Txu Energy.
It's really bad this time of year. It is $70 - $90 in the winter
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:41 PM
 
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$400 a month or more for my home, I have about 2500 square foot. Txu Energy.
It's really bad this time of year. It is $70 - $90 in the winter
and when you say "winter" which months do you mean? I mean Tx is different so I do not know what "winter" means to you guys.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Winter to me when the heat is on is Dec and Jan. maybe alittle in Feb. I lived for a few years in NE so the "winters" here are nothing to me now that I moved back!

GL
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:27 PM
 
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so that means two digit electric bills for three winter months and three digit electric bills for the other 9 months?
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Conroe/Woodlands Texas
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2 story- 2100 sf $400 and that is keeping air at 80 and sitting around in the dark most of the time. It is really really really hot here. (I'm in the woodlands texas, a little north of houston)
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:13 PM
 
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I moved in a new house in The Woodlands in April. Monthly bills have ranged from $280-320, in a 2-story 2500 sq. ft. home.
Seems outrageous to me, considering in Florida my summer electric bills were $200-240. per month.
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