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Old 09-17-2012, 01:42 AM
 
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What are the average utility bills in Metro Detroit Michigan for a 2-3 bedroom house?

Electricity, Gas, Water etc..
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:45 AM
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It is going to depend on--

Total square footage

Age of house

Type of windows

And preferred temperature.

How many people are in the house.

BUT, all things be equal, a typical gas / electric bill for a 1400 square foot 3 bedroom 1.5 bath wood frame construction and 2 people will probably have a bill around $150--200? Dead of Winter and the height of summer may be higher--depending on temp setting.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Boyne Country
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It is going to depend on--

Total square footage

Age of house

Type of windows

And preferred temperature.

How many people are in the house.

BUT, all things be equal, a typical gas / electric bill for a 1400 square foot 3 bedroom 1.5 bath wood frame construction and 2 people will probably have a bill around $150--200? Dead of Winter and the height of summer may be higher--depending on temp setting.
Wind makes a difference

How many times people go in and out the doors


It really is jam packed with variables.



Further north up here on the 45th parallel, we have paid upwards of 500.00 per month just for the propane alone to heat a 1800sqft ranch with plenty of insulation. Our challenge was the home being on a hill getting blasted in the west winds even though the home was by design without windows on the west end and gables pointed toward the west for least exposure.

After two winters I installed a nice pellet stove and never used the furnace again.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Small town fifty miles from Detroit:

Family of four, keep our house at 73 degrees year round, house is 1800 SF with 4 beds, 2.5 baths, and good insulation. Our highest ever electric bill was in the summer with the A/C running pretty much continuously because we live in a newer subdivision with no mature trees so we get full sun all day long, and it was around $300 for a month. We have natural gas forced air heat and our highest ever gas bill was in the winter when the temps ran in the teens and twenties and was around $300 for a month. During the summer, our gas bill is never over $75/month, and during the winter our electric bill is never over $100/month.

Avoid buying a house with propane heat. As the pp pointed out, propane is extremely expensive as compared to natural gas.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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I'm living in a 3 bedroom 2 bath mobile home right now. Last winter it was running about $175-$250 for gas and electric. During the summer around $40
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: SW Michigan
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It's not utilities that get me, it's the car insurance.
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