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Old 02-20-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: MA
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Default What's an electric bill $$$$ look like?

Wondering what the average electric bill looks like..say in a house outside of metro-Raleigh, about 1200sq ft. - a typical January bill vs. July A/C bill? Perhaps the better question is what is the cost per kilowatt hour?

Coming from MA where the heating fuel is natural gas or oil for the most part, I can't get used to the idea that so many folks from NC heat with electricity. Of course, our electric bills are outrageously steep, as are our heating bills.

Thank you!
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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how well the house is insulated plays a large role. and also the age of your heat pump. my old apt had cost me up to $90 month during the coldest month of the year for only 600 sq ft due to poor insulation. now this place i bought is about 1250 sq ft and the highest bill is only at most about $60 and some months (fall or spring months) it's as little as $30. this is for all electric heating and cooling bills. no natural gas.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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When I lived in cary, 2200 sf house, with unfinished basement, we had electric of about 130 in the summer, and gas about the same in the winter.

Now, here in wake forest we are on propane (heat, water heater, cooktop) in a 3700 sf house and we pay 300 for heat in the winter and our electric tends to stay around 180 year round. We haven't figured that one out yet.

Leigh
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Willow Spring, North Carolina
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2200 sq ft house .. family of 6 including an electric wasting teenager.

We are with Progress Energy only... no gas.. all electric for whole house.

Our average for one year is $150.00 Our highest being $219 (average low 28) and our lowest bill being $110. That was for November when it was average 66 degrees.

Linda
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:44 AM
 
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Knightdale: House is about 2 years old, 1,900 sq. ft. and everything is electric. We average about $120.00 to $140.00 monthly year round. No big differences between winter and summer although I'm seriously considering a lock box on the thermostat. Kids wearing two to three outfits a day, standing in showers (h2o bill too) leaving doors open, TVs on. I've become my dad complaining to everyone and no one listening.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Willow Spring, North Carolina
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Knightdale: House is about 2 years old, 1,900 sq. ft. and everything is electric. We average about $120.00 to $140.00 monthly year round. No big differences between winter and summer although I'm seriously considering a lock box on the thermostat. Kids wearing two to three outfits a day, standing in showers (h2o bill too) leaving doors open, TVs on. I've become my dad complaining to everyone and no one listening.

We have our teen completely fearing the thermostat!!!! If he touches it his guitar is riding on that.

My DH is the worse one.. I kept my heat rather moderate.. 70 at the highest even on cold nights.. but I hate a hot hot house. My DH would bump it up to 72 at times and I would freak on him.

No one listens to me until the bill is $219!
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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Default Hah

I did that with the cell bill and skateboard. Under the threat of a circular saw the bill came down to normal. My better half likes it 70-72 in winter and 65 in summer. Me, 68 in winter and 70 in summer. If you don't like it, move.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I'm on the equal payment plan with Progress Energy so I don't even know the highs and lows anymore. I know it increases a little year to year! But the way it averages out I pay 185 per month for a 1700 sq/ft home.
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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My better half likes it 70-72 in winter and 65 in summer.
Oh, geez, I guess my bills (should I relo) will be just fine. I've gotten so used to 68 degrees winter (65 degrees in the bath and kitchen) and 82 degrees summer that I shouldn't have bills that are too huge.

eileen
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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I live in Garner, NC and my Dec. electric bill was $290. I about died! My house is 2800 sf and I had the thermostat set between 64 and 67 degrees. This can't be right? Any one else with a $300 bill?
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