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Old 05-04-2010, 03:18 PM
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I'm looking at condos in the West Knoxville area that average in size about 1100-1400 sq. ft. All electric appliances, h/a. Can anyone give me an average of what their utility costs are per month?
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:31 PM
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Depends on how energy efficient the place is. I've got a 1200 sq.ft. all-electric condo and my bills run from $50 to $130 a month. I've got a newer, high efficiency heat pump and new energy star appliances (all replaced in the last 3 years).
I usually only use the AC at night in the summer. I've had the HVAC off completely for several weeks now.
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:41 PM
Location: Knoxville,Tn.
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Our bills run about 120.00 a month.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:04 PM
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Thanks for the replies. That's much better than what I'm paying currently. So, I may actually save money with this move.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:04 PM
Location: North West Suburbs
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Default Kilowatt Rate

Cents per kilowatt is the only real useful figure. Where ever you live, take the amonut due in dollars, subtract the base rate charge, and divide by the kilowatt hours you used. Family size, peoples' habits, and general understanding of what uses watt (pun intended), and how to be more efficient helps. Accordinging to my most recent bill, the KUB/TVA rate is
.0804184 That's a smidgeon over eight cents per kilowatt hour.

Back when I lived in s. Fl the rate was as high as 13 cents/ KwHr. That, along with fighting that incessant heat all the time easily caused summer time bills in excess of $200, and as high as $300+ for a family living in a
family sized home.

Once again, we are blessed living in Knoxville, and East TN in general.

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Old 05-16-2010, 01:11 PM
Location: Home of the Blockhouse Races
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We live IN Oak Ridge, all our services are covered as part of the city services (recycle/trash pick up, water, electricity in an all electric house) and our worst bill this winter was $200. House is a leaky sieve of a 3 floor townhome with about 1700 sq ft, we run 2 computers all the time and fans almost 24/7 to keep the air circulating.

Like the previous poster, we live in the TVA area.

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