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Posted: 10/4/2005 7:55:33 AM EDT

WTH, I just got our bill. We are on the budget billing plan where it takes your average usage over the past twelve months and it has gone from $70 to $90 over the past three months.

I heat only 1,000 sqft of a 2,000 sqft house and the actual usuage was $130 worth!!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:02:00 AM EDT
1750 Sq ft. thermo set on 72.No one knows how to turn off lights in family but me and mine is about $130 for Central IL.

Pretty good as far as Im concerened.I blew in another Foot of insulation a few years ago.I think it helps.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:04:10 AM EDT
I wouldn't complain if I were you. Here in NYS, my oil heat bill is going to top $2500 just to heat the house and make hot water this year.

My electric for the year is $1500 on top of that.

That's $4000 just for heat and electric.

Cable, telephone, sewer, and water: $2300 a year.

Property taxes: About $6000 (on a 1400 sq. ft. home with about 1/4 acre).

That's all for a family of three.

Don't get me started on insurance, etc.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:06:09 AM EDT
I live by myself in a 1500sq ft house, here in AZ I haven't had to use any heat yet so my power bill averages about $26/month total.
During the middle of winter it'll increase to about $70/month (gas furnace @ 68 degrees).
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:07:45 AM EDT
My bill last month was over $330. I would LOVE to see a $175 bill. But that is what it costs to keep your house and pool at 75 degrees in Florida.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:16:39 AM EDT
Gas bill went up $35 dollars last month a 50% increase in one month… there is no heat on yet just cooking and water heater.

It is going to be very ugly when it does get cold, no way in hell I will be able to afford to heat the house over 55.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:27:19 AM EDT
$110.00 as compared with about $75 same time last year.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:28:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 8:29:13 AM EDT by Older_Crow]

Originally Posted By Jm03:thermo set on 72


I get upset when the wife turns ours down to 76 during the summer!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:31:42 AM EDT
Haven't had a bill over $200. I keep the temp at 78.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:32:10 AM EDT
Just south of Huntsville am cooling 2500 sqft. 76.47 for elec on yesterday's bill. Add 7-8 bucks for gas stove. Oh yes, I put in a new Carrier 1.5 ton unit a couple of months ago. Usage vs same period in '04 was down about 15%. I keep the two units on 82 and 77, but that's not the actual temp in the house.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:33:12 AM EDT
Last 3 months...$331, $332, $289. This next month should be well below $200. Summer stinks, but this winter is gonna SUCK...gas heat.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:35:01 AM EDT
$55 this month. Last was $75 and when its cold $24 for an apartment that is
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:36:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:36:50 AM EDT
Single guy in 1600 sq ft 3br condo. Central air, gas heat and cooking. Digital programmable thermostat varies temperature. During summer temps are at around 72 degrees when I'm home, otherwise it's set at 85 (effectively "off").

Gas bill: $20-30 ($17 is "delivery" and "service" charges )
Elec bill: $50-80

Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:39:24 AM EDT
$360 here, but that includes everything. gas, electricity, water, garbage, etc...
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:52:41 AM EDT
Well, buddy, I guess theree goes your 6% raise...
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:53:41 AM EDT
About $150/month average. We have an all-electric house with about 2500 sq ft temp controlled. About 800 of that is in the basement.

We keep our thermostat set around 75 in the summer and 68 in the winter.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:55:27 AM EDT
It's been doing 3 to 5 miles after work on Tue/Wed/Thr but on the weekends it does 7-10 miles each day.
It will be ready for a marathon in no time.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:55:27 AM EDT
In the summer, and now still qualifies, we run $300 plus. Drops to less than 80 in the winter time. Tucson is a great place, but even keeping the AC at 78 in the summer is costly.

Geoff
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:57:58 AM EDT
$230 in august for about 1800 sq ft in the middle of oklahoma..
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:59:14 AM EDT
Mine has been $300+ for 3 solid months.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:01:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mcnielsen:
Well, buddy, I guess theree goes your 6% raise...



Dudeman it seriously has taken the 6% and dropped it to 5.733%
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:09:57 AM EDT
87 dollars!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:18:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 9:20:03 AM EDT by Observer]
It has been hot as hell in Florida this summer, this was really a miserable year. Our electric last month was $350 and it's been in that range for a couple of months.

Luckily we're coming up to winter so it should soon start getting a lot cheaper, down to something like $120-150/month which will be nice.

House is a 2 story, ~2600 sf and with someone home all the time, tons of windows and a pool so it's to be expected but still the last months bill freaked me out a little.

I can't wait for winter to get here!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:30:20 AM EDT
My electric bill has been right around $100 for the past two months. Usually for December, January, and February it runs about $400!
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:34:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gander:
In the summer, and now still qualifies, we run $300 plus. Drops to less than 80 in the winter time. Tucson is a great place, but even keeping the AC at 78 in the summer is costly.

Geoff



Dude, you need some insulation!



2200sq ft in Tuc. 78 degree setting, $175. It has never topped $200. When I can run the evaporative cooler, it is 1/2 of that.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:42:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:58:38 AM EDT
Well over 300 bucks. I like my AC.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 10:01:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2005 10:01:22 AM EDT by adair_usmc]
about 30-38 dollars lately. In the winter it goes up to around 45-50.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 10:19:05 AM EDT
In my Mesa doublewide, I average about 200 during the summer. Usually keep the thermostat at about 79.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 10:25:10 AM EDT
$96 a month on the budget plan. Actual bill is about $40-50 a month in the summer, $90-130 in the winter.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 10:26:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
WTH, I just got our bill. We are on the budget billing plan where it takes your average usage over the past twelve months and it has gone from $70 to $90 over the past three months.

I heat only 1,000 sqft of a 2,000 sqft house and the actual usuage was $130 worth!!



My wife likes the 1500 sq ft condo at a chilly 68 degrees. I am paying 250 a month in the summer. I cant wait for winter.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 10:28:01 AM EDT
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