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Old 02-06-2010, 11:11 AM
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Utilities Cost - Trying to get a range on "average" utilities bill for electric service heating and air conditioning per 1,000 square feet of under-roof living space.

Any Recommendations ...

(1) Electric
(2) Heat-Pump
(3) Propane
(4) Other

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Old 02-06-2010, 10:34 PM
Location: Reeds Spring, MO
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Where will this be? I know in the Reeds Spring/Galena area we have 2 different Electric companies. Springfield only has one that I know of. So different areas have different rates.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:41 PM
Location: Branson Area
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Question Utilities...all over the map and it depends..

[I think there was an earlier discussion on this issue if you do a search, but the overall response was, as I remember it, all over the map. It depends on so much....how warm/cool you keep your house, how well insulated it is, how old the system, how well it was installed and spec'd for the house, the company involved, etc.

For just heating and cooling, my average, per 1000 sq. feet is about $73. That includes propane and electric averaged over the year and divided by the number of sq. feet. of my house.

I've had three homes in areas where there were winter weather conditions and both have had heat pumps. When the temp's are above 37 the heat pump runs and does a good job of keeping the house warm. When the temps drop, the furnace kicks in and does an excellent job of heating the house. The first runs on electric, the second on propane. In two of the homes, we had a wood burning stove/fireplace which we used to supplement heat when we wanted keeping the cost of gas pretty low (back in the days when gas was cheap anyway).

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