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Old 03-11-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego,CA
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Default Knoxville Monthly Utility Bill

Hello,

I've recently taken a job at Oak Ridge SNS where I am to report early April. I currently reside in San Diego, California in military housing. I have no experience in personal cost of utility bills since I have been in the military ever since I graduated. I didnít pay attention to the bills when I lived at home and ever since Iíve moved out I have had all utility cost automatically deducted from my check before I ever got it.

So I am looking for a close estimate of what my utility bills will be in Knoxville after I relocate. Iíll be supporting a 4 person household when I get to Knoxville in April. So any insight you can give me into an average utility bill for a 4 person household in Knoxville Tennessee would be greatly appreciated.



Utilities to include:

Electric

Water

Gas

Sewer

Trash



Thank you in advance
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:18 PM
 
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Hello,

I've recently taken a job at Oak Ridge SNS where I am to report early April. I currently reside in San Diego, California in military housing. I have no experience in personal cost of utility bills since I have been in the military ever since I graduated. I didnít pay attention to the bills when I lived at home and ever since Iíve moved out I have had all utility cost automatically deducted from my check before I ever got it.

So I am looking for a close estimate of what my utility bills will be in Knoxville after I relocate. Iíll be supporting a 4 person household when I get to Knoxville in April. So any insight you can give me into an average utility bill for a 4 person household in Knoxville Tennessee would be greatly appreciated.



Utilities to include:

Electric

Water

Gas

Sewer

Trash



Thank you in advance
I hope you enjoy Knoxville!

As for how much utilities will cost, that can vary quite a bit depending on the type of home you have. My friends who live in a 2BR/1.5BA townhouse pay around $70/month total, that includes electricity, gas, water, and garbage. I live in an older home (1947) that doesn't have good insulation, I pay on average $160/month for everything. Newer homes would probably be less, depending on how large they are. Plus, there's only one of me, and if you have four people in your home you'll use considerably more hot water.

If your job is in Oak Ridge, are you going to live in Oak Ridge?
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:51 AM
 
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Default How About heating?

Any ideas on the heating costs JMT? Or is most all heating electric also?
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:09 AM
 
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Any ideas on the heating costs JMT? Or is most all heating electric also?
My house has gas heat. My bill last month was $240. But in the summer my house uses no gas, so my utility bills are considerably less. But the 12-month average for my utility bills is $160 / month.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
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Wow, my husband just got a job at SNS and reports in April as well. haha

These estimates for utilities are really cheap compared to what we pay in Indiana! Wow!
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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Wow, my husband just got a job at SNS and reports in April as well. haha

These estimates for utilities are really cheap compared to what we pay in Indiana! Wow!
One of the benefits of TVA power and a mild climate.

Trash will be included with your taxes if you live in the city. You will have to pay for it if you live in unincorporated areas of the county.

In Knox, Blount and Loudon Counties, outside of the city, fire protection is provided by Rural Metro. You really should pay for this as well, because if you have a fire you'll be getting the bill for services otherwise. I think the rate is about $0.09 per sq foot, per year. No charge if you live in the city, there's the City Fire Department there.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:03 AM
 
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Default gas bills in sevierville tn

me and my wife recently purchased a home in sevierville tn. can anyone tell me the average gas bill per month? our home is approx. 1200 sq ft. thank you for your help
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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i live in a 3 bedroom 2 bath townhouse where the water is included in my rent but my utilities have never been more than 110 bucks month and there are 5 of us.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Parkridge, East Knoxville, TN
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Mine is roughly $140/month for a 2 person HH, 1200sq ft. older yet well insulated home.
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN (Utah transplant)
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We live in South Knoxville and below is our power bill for the last 12 months. You'll notice that in the winter our power bill is about $120 to $140 more than the summer, which is irritating to me!! That is because our heating is through natural gas. We used to live in a place that was all electricity and the summers and winters cost the same, but I guess that's for a different thread.

11/24/2010 $150.52
10/28/2010 $72.58
9/27/2010 $103.29
8/25/2010 $117.41
7/26/2010 $117.34
6/23/2010 $108.00
5/24/2010 $89.64
4/26/2010 $89.83
3/24/2010 $191.12
2/23/2010 $242.11
1/25/2010 $261.37
12/23/2009 $177.91

Last edited by fittj; 12-10-2010 at 09:26 AM..
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