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Unread 08-16-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Manayunk - Philadelphia, PA
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Arrow Average National Grid/NIMO Bill

My current apartment is all electric and my potential new place has gas heat. I've never had gas since I've lived here, so I was just wondering what the average elec/gas bill is in winter. The highest my electric bill was during last winter was $200. I'm assuming it would be lower with gas heat? My current apt is a large 2 bedroom and the new one is a small 2 bedroom, definitely smaller than my current place.
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Unread 08-16-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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Our gas/electric averaged about $100/month, year round. That was for a 2bd/1.5 ba townhouse though... around $80 in the summer and $120 in the winter. A lot of the heat rose so that the upstairs was hot and the downstairs was just comfortable. hth!
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Unread 08-16-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Manayunk - Philadelphia, PA
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Our gas/electric averaged about $100/month, year round. That was for a 2bd/1.5 ba townhouse though... around $80 in the summer and $120 in the winter. A lot of the heat rose so that the upstairs was hot and the downstairs was just comfortable. hth!
Awesome, thanks! I was figuring around $100, so that sounds about right.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Outer University - Syracuse
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With present rates $100 sounds right for a place that size. I pay $162 budget for 1700 square feet for gas and electric - one family home that stays cool in winter and I try to minimize AC use during the summer when possible.
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Unread 01-26-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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i only pay for electric since heat in inc. my bill is any where from 50-69 a month depending on how often i use my oven in winter and 65-80 in summmer with ac and how often i use oven and ac
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Unread 01-27-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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Must be nice, cost of electric in my area of TN has sky rocketed. Last month I had a bill of about $100, this month I have a bill of about $200 and nothing in my usage changed. Everyone in my region is reporting the same problems. Many people I know are reporting bills anywhere from $500 to $800. I guess I'm lucky to only be around $200!
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Unread 01-27-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Manayunk - Philadelphia, PA
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I've been using IGS Energy as my gas supplier, since they do a fixed rate. I'm locked in for a year and I'm debating if I may drop them next year. Last month, my total electric/gas bill was $175 and this month it's about $215. I also don't ever bring my apartment above 64 degrees - it's normally around 62 when I'm home and 55 when not. I'm sure part of the problem is how old my house is and I'm willing to bet the insulation is horrible too
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Unread 01-27-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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I've been using IGS Energy as my gas supplier, since they do a fixed rate. I'm locked in for a year and I'm debating if I may drop them next year. Last month, my total electric/gas bill was $175 and this month it's about $215. I also don't ever bring my apartment above 64 degrees - it's normally around 62 when I'm home and 55 when not. I'm sure part of the problem is how old my house is and I'm willing to bet the insulation is horrible too
This is why I always suggest Covered Bridge in the village of L'pool... heat is included in the rent. It's a HUGE cost savings, as there's no reliable way to tell how insulated a building is going to be beforehand. When the owners have a vested interest in saving money on heating, they're going to make sure it's well-insulated.
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Unread 01-27-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Manayunk - Philadelphia, PA
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This is why I always suggest Covered Bridge in the village of L'pool... heat is included in the rent. It's a HUGE cost savings, as there's no reliable way to tell how insulated a building is going to be beforehand. When the owners have a vested interest in saving money on heating, they're going to make sure it's well-insulated.
Yeah unfortunately Covered Bridge doesn't allow dogs, so they weren't an option for me. IGS Energy charges me 69cents per therm, but they also charge a delivery fee - my gas supply charge was only $120 and then the delivery fee was an additional $95. I'm wondering if this is worth it in the end...
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Unread 01-27-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Manayunk - Philadelphia, PA
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Ugh, was just able to compare this IGS Energy to National Grid and IGS is definitely charging me more. I'm locked in for a year - I can cancel for $100, but I'm doubting it's worth it at this point. Just going to have to stick it out until they try to renew and then switch back to National Grid
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