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Old 06-07-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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How much does the av bill cost for a 4600 sq ft house kept at 70F at night and 75 during day?
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:09 PM
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How old is the house and has it had any energy updates ? Pool ? Newer AC system ? Kids in and out a lot ?

Man, that's a lot of house and some very cold temperatures.
If the house is older than 10 years you are probably looking at $400-1000 a month.

You might want to learn to live in a warmer house and keep your ceiling fans on.

If the temps outside are over 100+ degrees, I'm not sure you can cool an older house that big to 70 degrees.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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My house is 4,000 square feet and 25 year old but we have new air conditioning systems & good insulation so only paying $250. We like cooler temperatures and have a swimming pool too.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Colleyville
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We are at 3400 sq ft, no pool, 72-75 daytime 68-70 nighttime and our avg is $320/ mo. I shudder to think what an extra 1200 sq ft and a pool would do to that number in the summer.
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:48 AM
 
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Quite frankly if you have good insulation and (low cholesterol ) you can maintain 76 at night and 78 during the day. You will be very comfortable!
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:29 AM
 
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How much does the av bill cost for a 4600 sq ft house kept at 70F at night and 75 during day?
There is no context in which to estimate this.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:11 AM
 
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There is no context in which to estimate this.
This.

There are a lot of variables here including your Kwh costs. I can't imagine keeping my house at 70 degrees but to each their own.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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This.

There are a lot of variables here including your Kwh costs. I can't imagine keeping my house at 70 degrees but to each their own.
Yup. Even with an efficient system and good insulation, I don't even want to think about how much it would cost to keep a house that large that cold. If the OP has to be that cold to be comfy....they kind of picked the wrong state to live in.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: North Dallas via Philly .. and DC
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70 degrees?? Maybe you need to up that to around 74 or 75. I keep mine at 75 when I'm home, and when I'm not home I raise it to 80 so there isn't much activity. Why do I need to run it when I'm not here? That's one high electricity bill you're looking at.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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Quite frankly if you have good insulation and (low cholesterol ) you can maintain 76 at night and 78 during the day. You will be very comfortable!
78 while home would be like sitting around in a sauna, and 76 at night is certainly way to hot.

72 while home. Less at night varying with outside temps.
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