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Old 10-16-2010, 07:11 AM
 
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I am in the process of purchasing my first home shortly and I was wondering what the average cost of heating a home is? I have a 2 bedroom apartment, but it is electric heat and we never really run it all that much, so I have no idea what to expect for gas heat. The house is 2 stories with a full basement as well. Any ideas?
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Ocean County
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Is it just baseboard electric or do you have a heat pump?
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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The house has a heat pump.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Ocean County
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I own a 2 story house with gas HW baseboard heat and pay between 2 and 3 hundred a month from about December thru March.
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: GA
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It depends on square footage, temperature, efficiency, insulation, etc.... too many variables to give accurate info. Thant said, my gas and electric was $200/month.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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My cost for heat in winter on average is $175 for a 1500SQ FT home with temp set at 72 degrees.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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Do the equal pay plan. I pay $263/mo for two story h/w baseboard and I have a full basement. This is for electric and gas. We keep ours at 68 in the winter and it stays really warm. On really cold days, it will be set at 72-74 and stay there for however many days we are in a freeze. We like to be able to walk around in shorts and tees year round.
2 yrs ago, the husband wrapped the pipes in the basement with this black foam looking stuff. It has made a big difference. Our equal pay plan was $305/mo back then. They lowered it because I went 4+ months without having to pay them.
Best of luck in your new home.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Do the equal pay plan. I pay $263/mo for two story h/w baseboard and I have a full basement. This is for electric and gas. We keep ours at 68 in the winter and it stays really warm. On really cold days, it will be set at 72-74 and stay there for however many days we are in a freeze. We like to be able to walk around in shorts and tees year round.
2 yrs ago, the husband wrapped the pipes in the basement with this black foam looking stuff. It has made a big difference. Our equal pay plan was $305/mo back then. They lowered it because I went 4+ months without having to pay them.
Best of luck in your new home.
natural gas prices also plummeted last year, NUI went down 40%. I'm on equal payment as well, and mine is now $95/mo because I was still paying the higher rate on my plan when the prices dropped (I was paying $150/mo?). I still have over a $400 credit on my acct.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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Ok, please forgive me, but what is NUI?
I knew the prices went down, but didn't know it was that much. I know our usage went down as well and I attribute that to the pipe wrapping. Over the past year, we have seen our usage go down again. I have no idea why, but I'll take it.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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i thought heat pumps are electric?
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