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i always thought mine was high for such a little place. however, i am on the budget plan, so mid-american energy (my utility company) averages mine througout the year and i pay about the same every month. i pay both gas and electric.

i have about 520 square feet (yes, it's tiny) and for gas and electric, my payment each month, for pretty much the entire year, is $82.00. my parents last bill for gas and electric was $240 and they have...1500 square feet? not sure.

so, what's yours?
 

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In 2004, our home with 1700 sq. feet used 1010 gallons of home heating oil. Assuming the same consumption, we are now at $2.409 for the guaranteed price, that's $2,433 for heat and hot water. Then we have the electric bill, which throughout the year averages about $95 per month. That's $1,140 per year. Call it $300 a month throughout the year. It's expensive to live in Connecticut.
 

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We average around $95/month for electric for 2200 sq/ft. We have zone heating and that makes a huge difference(only heat the rooms you are using).
 

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Even though this doesn't really compair since it's for German prices, our electric is $191.36 for two months. For heat we have oil which is about $1400 for 2000L. How long the oil lasts depends on how much hot water/heat you use. Our house is about 2300 sq ft.
 

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2240 sq. feet (1120 per floor)Heat with woodstove downstairs. Powerbill is about $120. per month. My hubby roasts us alive all winter and freezes us with air conditioning in the summer.
 

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I have levelized billing for lights, water. sewage and garbage pick up = $100.00/mo

Same for natural gas (heat only) = $40.00/mo. Sure to double next year due to greed of the gas company.

I have a 2800 sqft split level with 2300 sqft heated.
 

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Just under $6 a month. Living in the dark and cold really cuts down on the power bills.
It cost a bit more than $300 a month before the solar panels went up on the roof.
 

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hannaco said:
Just under $6 a month. Living in the dark and cold really cuts down on the power bills.
It cost a bit more than $300 a month before the solar panels went up on the roof.
Wow!!!!
what a difference! awesome!:)
 

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hannaco said:
Just under $6 a month. Living in the dark and cold really cuts down on the power bills.
It cost a bit more than $300 a month before the solar panels went up on the roof.
About how much did those solar panels cost you?
 

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My utility bill ranges from $135 in summer and winter months to $100/mo in the shoulder months (Mar, Apr, Sept, Oct) for both gas and electric. My place is 1400 sq ft.
 

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Mine is about $100 a month, all electric 2000 sq ft. We are also on the averages plan. I have a ventless gas fireplace but I don't like it, never use it.
~Shelly
 

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i live in texas in an apartment. eight-hundred something sq foot. again, this is TEXAS, okay? well, the geniouses that designed this place had the A/C units on the roof. needless to say, they are being replaced and put on the ground currently. our electric bill this summer and fall ranged from $180 - $250/ month! (same as my mother in law who owns a house that's many times bigger than our apartment) on top of all that, when it got over 100 outside, it would be 80-something degrees and i'd be sweating. plus i was pregnant. :rant:
 

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The cost of solar panels will go down next year due to tax credits. Darn, should have waited. In some states a rebate will also be available. Double darn, should have waited.
The costs vary from one installer to the next. The average around here after rebates looks to be about $5k per 10kw.
 

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The house: about 1400 square feet, heat pump, all electric (we have a gas log fireplace but I've never had the gas turned on - to expensive to activate it and then there are monthly minimums - no thanks).

July 2005 $88.61
June 2005 $59.13
May 2005 $41.95
April 2005 $40.53
March 2005 $50.87
February 2005 $87.84
January 2005 $67.51
December 2004 $76.99
November 2004 $53.07
October 2004 $32.04
September 2004 $59.03
August 2004 $96.57
July 2004 $92.70
June 2004 $94.83

The months that are really low was where we could open the windows instead of running the HVAC. I did have an insane spike to $140 last month but that was because I wired the programable thermostat wrong (had the heat pump pumping the wrong direction - d'oh). Should be back to normal for this month.

The house is at www.casadeearl.com if you want to get an idea of what sort of house it is... pretty standard subdivision blah for here in exurban Atlanta area.
 

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3700 sq ft house, all electric.

My lowest electricty bill was this month at $164. To acheive this low amount I have to keep the heat basically off. Everyone wears sweaters, and blanket.

My average electric bill is $290. I had a high of $420 last summer (2004). The AC was running non-stop to keep the temps reasonable inside.

I think I am going to investigate installing solar roof tiles. Since my yard slopes away pretty steeply, there are no trees that shade the roof of the house, so I should be able to get 100% sun exposure all day long.
 

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About 3000 square feet, restored 100 year old house.

$200 month gas/electic.

Just replaced a lot of light bulbs with compact floresents, so we hope to see a future savings.
 
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