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Old 09-26-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Does anyone know what the average cost for the Electric bill would be for 2 bedroom 1 level apartment? Or if there is a good site that gives this info?

Planning on moving soon and just getting a budget planned.

,Ricky
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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Depends. Do you want to sweat a little during the day or will you be home all day with A/C set to 78? Will you be in a newer complex or older complex?
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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Top floor or lower/bottom floor? Apts on each side, or on the end of the building? Lots of variables.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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I live in a 2 bed ~1000 sq ft single level mid-1980's condo, neighbors on each side but no one above/below. All electric, no gas.

Keeping the thermostat around 76 all summer, my bill ranged from $130-$150 for the hottest months this year. My AC unit was just replaced within the year though - Previous summer with an old AC unit and keeping the temp at 79, my bill was around 180-200 for the hottest months. Made a huge difference.

As the others said, there are a lot of variables. But hope this helps somewhat.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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I live in a 2 bedroom, single story apt built in 1958 with brick walls and carpet and single payne windows. Our a/c unit is not quite big enough for our apartment so it works harder than it needs to. We have been here 1.5 years. We keep our a/c at 79° and our highest bill in the summer of 2011 was $260. However, we started the equalizer plan with APS and it now averages about $125 year round. THis helps budgeting too.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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I have around 1,000 square foot apartment that has two bedrooms, living room, two bathrooms (full shower/tub), full kitchen. My SRP bill for 22776 kWh iin August was $100.94. I'm in southeast Phoenix. It's cheaper from there. I keep my thermostat at comfortable levels and I like it cool.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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If you know which apt. you are going to live in you can call the electric company and get the previous years bill. It's a good thing to do while hunting around for apts. as well. That way you know if they have high or low energy bills. They can vary greatly depending on how old the apt is and it's location. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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We have a 950 sq ft condo. Mid 80's. keep the Tstat at 78 during the day and 77 or 76 at night with two fans running when we are home. Sept for a half month was about $55. We are on the bottom with a unit above.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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I am in a 1350 sq ft townhome in Tempe. Kept the thermostat at 78 all summer. North South facing windows which cuts costs immensely IMO. SRP bill peaked at $215 for July and August. Only $175 this month and should be down to $70 by winter which was my first SRP bill when I moved here in January.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:16 AM
 
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I am in a 1350 sq ft townhome in Tempe. Kept the thermostat at 78 all summer. North South facing windows which cuts costs immensely IMO. SRP bill peaked at $215 for July and August. Only $175 this month and should be down to $70 by winter which was my first SRP bill when I moved here in January.
I am going to be looking at a condo soon that is north south facing but it is an end unit and the wall with no other unit faces west. Would that make the cooling bill more expensive?
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