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Old 05-19-2007, 04:43 PM
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For about 2500 sq feet, what are your average heating/cooling costs?
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:02 PM
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Depends on the house... the insulation.. the windows... trees etc..... Some houses use electricity like sail boats use wind.... newer places or remodeled with energy efficiency in mind will be less.....That is the best I can do. I know people with homes 4,000 sq ft who pay less than a home that is 1500 sq ft with little or no energy efficiency...
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:42 PM
Location: Pearland/Houston, TX
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I have a 3,000 ft house and paid $150 last month. My parents have a 3,600 sq ft house and paid about $250. It depends on habits. I like to conserve energy though. Both homes where built in 2000, 2 story with lots of windows.

But like Yetti said, it depends on many things. Especially the age of the home, cause that will take into account what type of insulation, windows, etc where used doing that time frame. And like Yetti, I know renters who live in older 1,000sq ft homes and pay $200 a month during the summer, only because they have bad insulation.
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:43 PM
Location: The house on the hill
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I haven't spent a summer here yet...yikes! But, our bill was $250 last month for 5000 sq ft (three A/C units) and closer to $200 in Dec - March. We keep the thermostat a 75 day and 72 night. Those numbers may increase as it heats up and we adjust. During the cold months, I set the units at 68.
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