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Old 02-20-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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What is a average electric and water bill run monthly in Temecula? Also garbage?
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:55 AM
 
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My house never closed due to job loss, so I can't be sure if it was for collection or just infrastructure(buying trucks and cans?), but the property tax bill for the residence I was going to purchase in Temecula included a garbage fee
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:45 AM
 
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Depends a lot on what kind of house you have, its size, insulation, landscaping, and the season. July and August are the most expensive. Spring and fall months are cheap because the climate is mild and it should let you get away without heating or A/C, winter can get get costly again because you'll need heating at night.

During summer months, I can see you pushing $1000/month (water+electricity) in a poorly insulated 3000 sf ranch house on 2 acres of grass lawn. At the other extreme, a smaller house with good insulation and without any land could go below $200/month combined.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:52 AM
 
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Spring and fall months are cheap because the climate is mild
Except when the Santa Anas are blowing.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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Except when the Santa Anas are blowing.
That is true. Though when the Santa Anas are blowing, your electricity bill may be the least of your problems. Last time we had serious Santa Anas (I lived 35 miles south of Temecula at the time), we all had to wake up at 5 AM, get into the minivan, and haul ass down the interstate 8 toward the hotel we reserved in Flagstaff. I remember driving across the desert, trying to stay awake, and checking the news every half hour wondering whether our apartment building was still there. That was fun.

Can't really say I'm complaining, though, since I personally know a guy who got out of his house in his underpants that night, and spent the next year rebuilding.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:00 PM
 
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We are in Temecula in a 2700 sq ft house and our electric bill has been around 30 a month and gas is around 30 a month. Water is about 40 a month. Garbage is included. We haven't had to use the heat very much this winter.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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My 24/7 computer and my refrigerator alone eat more than $30/month of electricity, and my gas dryer and gas water heater eat $30/month of gas. And that's before lighting, TV, ... And before heating and cooling (average July high: 98 F, average December low: 34 F).
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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Thanks for the info! Does the heat in Temecula get pretty bad? Also do you have fire promblems out there?
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:01 PM
 
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Firethreat depends entirely on where you live. The more developed areas obviously have less chance of fire, but some areas on the outskirts, near hills, or just with lots of open space have a higher fire hazard. The HOA fee for the development I was going to live in went mostly to brush clearing to lower the fire threat.

Heatwise, it gets plenty hot during the day at times, but seems to cool down pretty quick at night with the winds blowing off the mtns
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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My 24/7 computer and my refrigerator alone eat more than $30/month of electricity, and my gas dryer and gas water heater eat $30/month of gas. And that's before lighting, TV, ... And before heating and cooling (average July high: 98 F, average December low: 34 F).
My computer is on 24/7 and sometimes 2 of them. The refrigerator is brand new and energy star. TV is on a few hours a day, we try not to leave lights on etc. Heating this winter is not very often, I guess our house is well insulated (built in 2003), the heat is set for 60 at night and has come on once during the winter. During the day time we open windows and let the warm air in. Im not sure who you have for electric but we have SCE.
We have a gas dryer and oven and hot water heater. We do a 3-4 loads of laundry a week and cook about 5 nights a week. Bills are never over 40 for gas or electric. Its only 2 of us here and we haven't spent any summers in this house so I have no idea what it might be like.
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