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Old 01-26-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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Default Average Utility Expenses in Reno

Hi all,
I relocated to Reno about 4 months ago and have been living in a 3/2 house in the northwest part of town with my girlfriend and another couple. I recently became employed and have begun to search for a place for just my girlfriend and I. We settled on a 1500 sq ft, tri level 2/2.5 unit in the Rancho San Rafael Neighborhood on North Virginia St., just past Mcarran. The unit has primarily electric appliances, aside from the range.

I have been trying to find out if the average utility bill for this unit is or .
From my research, here is what I have found:
The actual unit's 6 month average (July-Dec) was $170
A similar unit with, I believe, 3 people, was about $156 this past month.
A 3 bedroom 3 bathroom tri level unit with 4 people was $280 for last month.

I have looked at houses and townhouses in other areas and most report an average around $100-$120, which makes this unit comparable if winter utilities are about $160. I plan on calling the power company tomorrow to see what they say.

In the meantime, could you all provide me with some examples of your average utilities for comparison? I would hate to move into a unit that has exorbitant utilities that would significantly lower my cost of living. There are plenty of other places in town that I could consider.

Thanks,
Michael
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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Hi all,
I relocated to Reno about 4 months ago and have been living in a 3/2 house in the northwest part of town with my girlfriend and another couple. I recently became employed and have begun to search for a place for just my girlfriend and I. We settled on a 1500 sq ft, tri level 2/2.5 unit in the Rancho San Rafael Neighborhood on North Virginia St., just past Mcarran. The unit has primarily electric appliances, aside from the range.

I have been trying to find out if the average utility bill for this unit is or .
From my research, here is what I have found:
The actual unit's 6 month average (July-Dec) was $170
A similar unit with, I believe, 3 people, was about $156 this past month.
A 3 bedroom 3 bathroom tri level unit with 4 people was $280 for last month.

I have looked at houses and townhouses in other areas and most report an average around $100-$120, which makes this unit comparable if winter utilities are about $160. I plan on calling the power company tomorrow to see what they say.

In the meantime, could you all provide me with some examples of your average utilities for comparison? I would hate to move into a unit that has exorbitant utilities that would significantly lower my cost of living. There are plenty of other places in town that I could consider.

Thanks,
Michael
Good Luck with your call to the power company, I've dealt with them recently and they are totally non-user friendly. Took me 4 months to finally get to somebody that cared, they were over charging me 1000 times more for the universal energy fee. After I paid a visit to the building and still had to get on a telephone to contact them and had an employee come down to get something out of the vending machine did I finally get it squared away. By the time I was done they owed me $575.00 of overcharges for a four month period. So good luck and be patient.
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