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Old 09-25-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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How much are monthly electric, gas and water bills for a 1,200 to 2,000 sq ft house during the summer & winter months. There will be only 2 of us and will be conscious about our bills.
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Very subjective; How much do you plan on using the a/c or heat? How much cooking? Watch TV, have the computer on? Do you like having a lot of lights on? Do you wash clothes at home? Take a lot of showers? Water flowers/grass?
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Vegas
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Our rental house is right at 1400sqf and two stories. Four kids, but no cable, so not a lot of tv. There is usually always a computer on. We keep the air on 81 during the day and 78 at night. Our highest bill was $140 this summer. Have a small bit of grass to water and with watering during the summer and lots of laundry and showers our highest water bill was $23. Hope this helps somewhat =)
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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And from the tightwad end of the scale -- 3,800 sqft, "greener than thou" owners*, highest power bill ever, $140. Highest-ever gas, $30.

Water for us is usually $12. But the four times our irrigation system broke, it cost anywhere from $50 to $200. (Happened on vacation once.)

* Every energy efficiency mod conceivable installed, except for PV electric.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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How about a REAL WORLD EXCEL spreadsheet??

http://bandster.us/2010_lvexpenses.zip

Just some notes, it is ALL my expenses. not just electric, but water, sewer, insurance, everything!
1 story house, 1383 SQ Ft, one person. with 9k pool.

Jonathan
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. Trisha and Scoop gave a good guideline. We wouldn't keep all the lights on but computer & TV are on almost 24/7. Renting in Southern CA and have family leaving in IL. Having nightmares about the $400 to $1,000 utility bills they pay. From visiting Las Vegas, I know end of summer can get hot and winters get a chilly too. The previous posted MONTHLY gas/electric bills examples are workable.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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NV Energy often runs specials on LED lightbulbs at Costco. When they do, replace every single light in your house with LED. Even with the "instant taxpayer rebate" they're expensive. But they last forever. And when we did this, it cut our electricity bills in HALF at a stroke.

The light is a lot better than those awful orange CFLs, too.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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Thanks for spreadsheet.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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Excluding electricity my water, sewer, trash and gas combined are typically less than $50 total.

$166 Electricity Bill was our worst YTD. 3900 sq ft house, 2 story, AC @ 78-82. We turn off the AC if we aren't in certain areas of the house due to 3 independent condensers + blowers.

I filled out all my house specific information on NVEnergy's site and they indicate that the average similar home usage was around $265.

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Excluding electricity my water, sewer, trash and gas combined are typically less than $50 total.

$166 Electricity Bill was our worst YTD. 3900 sq ft house, 2 story, AC @ 78-82. We turn off the AC if we aren't in certain areas of the house due to 3 independent condensers + blowers.

I filled out all my house specific information on NVEnergy's site and they indicate that the average similar home usage was around $265.
Oooh, I forgot about that NVEnergy widget. I almost never log on anymore.

Here's ours:

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