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How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

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FelAndJon
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How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

We just moved in December to our house so I just got our first real bill. It was for $353 Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon .
Now, mind you, my house is 3500 sq ft, 1 zone and that is for the gas and electric. All our appliances are gas and I love to cook. We also have a gas fireplace that we use all the time on the weekends.
Am I justified for freaking out a bit?

Posted 1/27/06 7:38 AM
 
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mommy2Alex
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

We live on Staten Island and our monthly gas & electric run about $300 and we
don't have a large house at all. I don't think I would be freaking over a $353 bill with such a big house.

Posted 1/27/06 7:42 AM
 

FelAndJon
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Thank you! I am coming from a 700 sq ft apartment in the city where I would freak if the bill came to $70! I guess this house ownership stuff is all sticker shock to me!!

Posted 1/27/06 7:44 AM
 

MrsProfessor
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Our electric through NYSEG is about $65-70 a month for our house. I think it's cheaper here because our house is a decent size.

Heating oil- we only pay when they come to fill us up. It was about $350 last time, but that was a couple of months ago. We are pretty frugal with the heat.

Posted 1/27/06 8:14 AM
 

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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Ours is $140 a month!Chat Icon

Posted 1/27/06 8:17 AM
 

FelAndJon
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Posted by MrsProfessor

Our electric through NYSEG is about $65-70 a month for our house. I think it's cheaper here because our house is a decent size.

Heating oil- we only pay when they come to fill us up. It was about $350 last time, but that was a couple of months ago. We are pretty frugal with the heat.



How big is your house? Are your appliances electric?

Posted 1/27/06 8:18 AM
 

FelAndJon
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Posted by KaRiSsA

Ours is $140 a month!Chat Icon



For gas and electric? How big is your house?

Posted 1/27/06 8:18 AM
 

architectnycity
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

My friend who has a gas fireplace stopped using it because it made her bills so high.

Posted 1/27/06 8:28 AM
 

Marybeth222
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

We have a high ranch and we pay $151 for electric and $280 for gas. We are on balanced billing. However, you can't participate in balanced billing until you're in your home for over a year. Keep in mind the bills are kind of on the high side because the price of fuel. It stinks but unfortunately, we don't have any other choice.

Posted 1/27/06 8:29 AM
 

FelAndJon
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Posted by Marybeth222

We have a high ranch and we pay $151 for electric and $280 for gas. We are on balanced billing. However, you can't participate in balanced billing until you're in your home for over a year. Keep in mind the bills are kind of on the high side because the price of fuel. It stinks but unfortunately, we don't have any other choice.



Thank you MaryBeth for the feedback. I just got an e-mail from PSE&G with the charge so I haven't seen the breakdown yet. I will post it once I get the actual bill. They don't have the breakdown online yet.

Posted 1/27/06 8:37 AM
 

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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Posted by FelAndJon

Posted by KaRiSsA

Ours is $140 a month!Chat Icon



For gas and electric? How big is your house?



For electric. I have oil, not gas. Oil is $165 a month.Chat Icon

Posted 1/27/06 8:44 AM
 

MrsProfessor
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Posted by FelAndJon

Posted by MrsProfessor

Our electric through NYSEG is about $65-70 a month for our house. I think it's cheaper here because our house is a decent size.

Heating oil- we only pay when they come to fill us up. It was about $350 last time, but that was a couple of months ago. We are pretty frugal with the heat.



How big is your house? Are your appliances electric?



Pretty sure everything's electric- not sure of the size, it's a 3 bed room split level, so it's not huge but not tiny.

Posted 1/27/06 8:44 AM
 

BabyBoy
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

$200 a month for 1100 sq ft co-op

all electric applanices and heat (heat is by room - not every room heat is on)

Posted 1/27/06 8:50 AM
 

Lisa
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Our electric bill...on the budget is $280 a month (we have central air) and our heating bill (Keyspan) during the winter is $250 a month. We have a split level house with 2 families living there.

Posted 1/27/06 8:51 AM
 

JennChris
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Our LIPA bill is $236/ month (balanced billing) and we pay about $220/ month to month and a half for oil.Chat Icon

Posted 1/27/06 8:53 AM
 

FelAndJon
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Wow, so these prices are all across the board! From $65 - 70 all the way to over $500! I am really glad we have gas, not oil though since that seems to be much higher!
Thank you all for your honest replys!!
I will not complain anymore Chat Icon (at least not about this!!)Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/27/06 8:56 AM
 

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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Posted by JennChris

Our LIPA bill is $236/ month (balanced billing) and we pay about $220/ month to month and a half for oil.Chat Icon




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Posted 1/27/06 9:25 AM
 

Baboots
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

We're on the budget

LIPA : $188.00

Gas: $269.00

I think our budget is a bit high though Chat Icon

Posted 1/27/06 9:37 AM
 

Irishbride
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

We are on budget billing.

LIPA $280 aprox
Gas $10 - we really only have gas for the stove.

Oil - our last delivery was almost $700!!!!

Posted 1/27/06 9:40 AM
 

DjPiLL

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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Rough estimates.... my average electric bill will be $150 a month and our average monthly oil bill will also be about $150 a month (at 2.59 a gallon).

Posted 1/27/06 11:04 AM
 

curley999
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Average bill would be about $250 combined. However for Nov and Dec the bill was about $400 combined due to using the heat ($90 electric and $310 gas). We have not switched over to a budget bill yet. But we have started to insulate the house better. We are in Queens, with Con-Ed, house is about 1600sq ft

Posted 1/27/06 11:20 AM
 

andri
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Ready to fall on your butts???
Last month... $ 658.
We also live in Queens (Con Ed) don't have oil but have a fairly large house (@4000 SqF). I am at my wits end in trying to come up with ways to lower it. We put the heat down to 60 when we leave in the morning, 70 when I get home( I'm always freezing) and like 67 when we go to sleep. This is a newly constructed home so we have brand new windows so I know we are well insulated. But give me a break Chat Icon .

Posted 1/27/06 12:20 PM
 

Gertyrae
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

We only have electric and our bill is anywhere from $80 to $120 per month (the higher being at Christmas time with the decorations up)

ETA - We have been paying about $200 a month for oil (thank God for electronic thermostatsChat Icon )

Oh, and our house is a 1600 sq. foot ranch.

Message edited 1/27/2006 12:27:52 PM.

Posted 1/27/06 12:25 PM
 

patti08
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

Which bill was $353?

We had a problem with the gas bill. The previous owner didn't report meter reads correctly and they were underbilled for 2 years. When they came in to read the meter we were billed for the difference.

Since we had the meter replaced 2 days after we closed we knew it was at 0 and that there was no way we could have a $600 gas bill. Keyspan adjusted it but it took them 2 months to do it properly.

We use gas for hot water, cooking and dryer. Bill is about $25-$30 a month.

Posted 1/27/06 4:07 PM
 

HarleyGirlFLA
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Re: How much is your electric/gas bill (typically)?

I am in FL and everything is electric. A/C is always on (though the last month we've had the heat on), electric stove, we always leave 1 light on during the day because when I get home from work at 8pm I like to walk into the house with some light. The TV is on all day for the dog. Our electric bill was a little over $100 for last month.

Some cost saving tips we also do is close off all the rooms we are not using and only have the ceiling fans on in our bedroom and living room running all the time.

Posted 1/27/06 9:01 PM
 
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