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Old 08-06-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Just a question for everyone. We are moving to Johnston Co...four oaks area and we are curious as to what everyone pays for their electric bill....???????
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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It's kind of subjective, but we have a 2700 sq ft home, 2 floors. We keep the Central air at 72 on lower level and 74 on upper. We went with Propane for Stove and Dryer, so have no major appliances runnning off electric except the A/C, Hot Water Tank, Well Pump, Septic Pump, Fridge and microwave. We added a crawl space dehumidifier (commercial grade) this past month and last bill was $200 (it ran about a week straight I believe to do initial Dehumidification). We have previously averaged about $100 - 125 a month. Its just me and the wife here as well. We're in Clayton (Outide City Limits) - Progress Energy. We have compact flourescent bulbs everywhere and energy efficient front loader washer.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:42 AM
 
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Just a question for everyone. We are moving to Johnston Co...four oaks area and we are curious as to what everyone pays for their electric bill....???????
A better question would be "What do you pay per KWH?"
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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A better question would be "What do you pay per KWH?"
Not if you don't know what a KWH is!!

(I mean, I know what it is, but I don't know what that MEANS)

I just know I pay like 50 bucks a month, but we have just a 2/2 1100 sq foot apartment.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:15 AM
 
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Not if you don't know what a KWH is!!

(I mean, I know what it is, but I don't know what that MEANS)

I just know I pay like 50 bucks a month, but we have just a 2/2 1100 sq foot apartment.
How much do you happen to pay for your rent out of curiosity?
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
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I have a 1/1 900 sq ft apartment, two people living there. Our bill was $41 for July.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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How much do you happen to pay for your rent out of curiosity?
896 - SW Durham, nice complex, pool, pond, etc.

To the OP...if you have a particular home in mind that you're wondering about, you can call Duke Energy or whomever and request the high, low, and average electric bill amounts for specific addresses in the last year.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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We live in a 2780 sq.ft home in Cary and our last electricity bill (Progress Energy) was $46.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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Default From the Progress Energy web site

Residential electrical rates in NC are 9.678 cents per KWH during the warm weather months of July thru October, and less during the cooler months when demand for cooling is less.

Just be glad you don't live on the Island of Saipan, as my oldest son does, right now. Their electricity is all generated by large deisel engines powering generators. The high price of diesel fuel (recently dropping to "only" $5.60/gallon for vehicles) has driven their electrical rates to over 34 cents per KWH. Nearly 4 times the rate in Raleigh!

The small one bedroom apartment he shares with his fiancee; with A/C, electric stove, electric dryer, electric water heater, now has a utility electric bill of $400 per month. The most common wage on the island is around $3.50 per hour.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Not if you don't know what a KWH is!!

(I mean, I know what it is, but I don't know what that MEANS)
Let's say you have 10 lamps in your house, and each one has a 100 Watt lightbulb in it. If you turn on all ten of those lamps (100W x 10 = 1000W = 1 KW), and let them stay on for 1 hour, you've used 1 KWH of electricity. The electric company will then bill you (using MI-Roger's number) 9.678 cents for using that 1 KWH of electricity.

Asking someone what their electric bill is is meaningless. Are there people home all day or is everyone at school/work? Do you leave every light in the house on, or do you turn them off as you leave the room? Do you have an electric water heater, furnace, stove, oven etc, or are they gas? Do you set your A/C to 68 in the summer and furnace to 75 in winter, or vice versa? The list goes on . . . . .
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