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Old 03-02-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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My wife and I are looking to move back to the Reno/Sparks area and was wondering average cost of utilities. We are leaning more toward the south part of Reno, as I've read mixed reviews on Sparks? If I'm wrong about Sparks please correct me, but it seems kind of sketchy.

I was wondering how about how much it costs to heat an average 3bd/2ba home? I'm assuming most homes are natural gas heat. It's been so long since I lived there I can't remember how much we paid. I do remember we had a wood burning stove which helped out allot. I also noticed not every place has A/C. I remember it getting pretty hot in July and August. Is A/C a necessity? Also, about how much is water and trash in the city? Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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you will meed A/C between May and October. More so in Jun/Jly/Aug/Sep
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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1800 sq. ft. home that is 15 years old and single story.
Keeping the heat set to 62 in the winter my bill runs close to $200 for gas heat. Just got the bill today for February and it was $166. Our water heater, dryer and range are also gas

I have central air and keep the house between 72 and 75 in the summer and my bill rarely tops $150

There are 3 of us who occupy the house.

I know lots of folks who do not have AC, the evenings here cool right down so many people find they can live without it or they go with swamp coolers. I don't like heat so AC was a must when we bought our house.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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Thank you! That's not as bad as I was expecting.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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Thank you! That's not as bad as I was expecting.
Let me preface this - my neighbor whose house is 1400 sq ft and who keeps their heat closer to 70 has a bill in the winter that is double what mine is. We keep our house pretty cold.

Also, you can call NV Energy and get an average for the past 12 months on any address
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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That is interesting, so if I am interested in buying or renting a home in Reno, I can call NV Energy and they will give me an average for that address? I will call them tomorrow Thanks
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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That is interesting, so if I am interested in buying or renting a home in Reno, I can call NV Energy and they will give me an average for that address? I will call them tomorrow Thanks
Yes - they can give you the high, the low and the average for the past 12 months. We used it when renting a house for our son to attend UNR - we were able to get the history which helped us budget
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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Yes - they can give you the high, the low and the average for the past 12 months. We used it when renting a house for our son to attend UNR - we were able to get the history which helped us budget
I didn't even think about contacting them. Good idea! Thanks!
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