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Old 12-27-2006, 06:16 PM
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Default Average utility bill

Considering moving to Phoenix/Gilbert from the Bay Area and would like to know what an "average" Summer utility bill runs. Currently looking at 3-4 bedroom single-story homes w/ no pool. Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:34 PM
 
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I have a 1500 sf home with 3 bedrooms and my highest bill was $225. That was for one month and the rest start to go down each month. That's really been our average every year. However, APS is trying to hike AZ of up around 20%.
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:40 AM
 
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I have a 2,060 square foot home and my electric bill is $300-$350 a month.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have a 1400 sq. ft home anm my bill last month was 65 and July was 195
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Old 12-30-2006, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Your rate plan makes all the difference. If you go with a straight rate it will run 300 or more for a 2500 sf home. If you go with a time of day rate, it will be about 2/3 of that, and time of day with demand can knock even more off if you are careful about usage. Winter bills (Nov-Mar) are from 80-120 again depending on plan.
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Old 12-30-2006, 05:25 PM
 
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We have a 1900 sq ft house and last summer our bill was around $300 per month and now in the winter it's around $135.

We keep the AC at 75-76 in the summer and the heat at 75 during the winter.

We do have a pool plus work from home so it has to be comfortable all day long in the house.
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:28 AM
 
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I have a 2,000 sq. ft. home and my electric average is $223 now that APS has upped the rates from $195 a couple of months back. Iím on an equalizer payment plan, which makes it much easier.

Rates are important and there are factors that will affect the bill. First the area and who the electric company is, SRP seems to be better then APS for rates (on a like for like home). Adding a pool will help drive up the bill. Which direction the house is facing and how many windows can help reduce the bill as well.
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Old 12-31-2006, 05:34 PM
 
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I have a 2,000 sq. ft. home and my electric average is $223 now that APS has upped the rates from $195 a couple of months back. Iím on an equalizer payment plan, which makes it much easier.

Rates are important and there are factors that will affect the bill. First the area and who the electric company is, SRP seems to be better then APS for rates (on a like for like home). Adding a pool will help drive up the bill. Which direction the house is facing and how many windows can help reduce the bill as well.
I have SRP and do believe it is more reasonable. My highest electric bill in the summer was $160.00. I have gas for my water heater and heat in the winter..highest bill is between $35-$45 per month for the winter. No pool..1800 square feet. I keep my thermostat on 70 for heat and 78 for the ac in the summer.
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Old 01-01-2007, 03:36 PM
 
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I have SRP and do believe it is more reasonable. My highest electric bill in the summer was $160.00. I have gas for my water heater and heat in the winter..highest bill is between $35-$45 per month for the winter. No pool..1800 square feet. I keep my thermostat on 70 for heat and 78 for the ac in the summer.
Youíre lucky to have gas for hot water and heat in the winter. Your energy bills are very balanced. That is yet another item a homebuyer should think about if they are concerned about energy costs. A house in an area of SRP and gas is just about the best you can get. However there are other factors that a buyer should also look at. ~ When we first moved to the valley, we found a new house with gas heat and SRP electric in east Mesa. It would have been perfect if not for the fact that I would have been paying Exxon and Texaco all the money I saved on the home energy bills just for the pleasure of driving for an hour plus each way in rush hour traffic to and from work. I was happy to find a new house in north central Phoenix and saved ďdriving timeĒ and didnít have to give extra money for gas to Exxon and Texaco, only problem was the house wasnít in an area with S/W Gas and SRP.
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Old 01-01-2007, 07:58 PM
 
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Average plan works wonders and keeps things sane.

1400sq feet; $143mo. Electric only.
Water/trash; $85 plus or minus through the year.

(Chandler)
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