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Total every month for gas, electric, and heat

Forum Opinion Poll
$50-100 1 1.43%
$100-$150 4 5.71%
$150-$200 5 7.14%
more than $200 60 85.71%
 

Utilities

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KS13
Life is good.

Member since 6/10

1203 total posts

Name:
K

Utilities

How much do you pay for utilities every month? (gas, electric, heat, etc)

I am putting together my budget for our new home and have only paid utilities for apartments, so not sure how much more it might be..

Posted 3/28/11 2:19 PM
 

Nifheim
allo

Member since 1/09

5476 total posts

Name:
Jennifer

Re: Utilities

usually $150 electric and $200 for gas in winter switches in the summer. I have to say I sometimes have it less then that but that is the average for a three bedroom, two bath ranch.

Posted 3/28/11 2:27 PM
 

JandJ1224

Member since 6/06

5911 total posts

Name:
Jannette

Re: Utilities

We don't do budget, so its usually $200/mo in the winter for electric and we fill tank about 1x month for $600, in the summer we pay $400/mo for electirc. water and sewer are about $60/mo. The other thing is cable and that is $140/mo.

Posted 3/28/11 3:16 PM
 

JDubs
different, not less

Member since 7/09

13160 total posts

Name:

Re: Utilities

last month's statement was like $200 for gas and $150 for electric.. in the summer the gas was about $70 and the electric is like $300 or more Chat Icon but that is because we have central air. our water varies from month to month because sometimes we over pay and the next month they charge us less, but i want to say around $80.

Posted 3/28/11 3:54 PM
 

MaZz
* Lovin my baby girl!!! *

Member since 2/09

6243 total posts

Name:
Gina

Re: Utilities

I have all electric and am on budget of $195

Posted 3/28/11 4:11 PM
 

PumpkinGirl
:o)

Member since 10/08

1838 total posts

Name:

Re: Utilities

I voted 150-200, but that was not including oil.

Oil has been about 700 per fill up every 45 days this winter.. Obviously will go down as it warms up outside

Posted 3/28/11 4:15 PM
 

SummerMom
Now a mom of 2!

Member since 6/07

4970 total posts

Name:

Re: Utilities

We don't do the "budget" plan so oil is about $350 a month in the winter and $40 a month or so in the summer (for hot water). Averaged out, it probably works out to about $200/month.

Electric is about $60 in the winter and $100 in the summer.

We live in a 4-bedroom cape.

Posted 3/28/11 4:20 PM
 

MrsT809
LIF Adult

Member since 9/09

12167 total posts

Name:

Re: Utilities

Electric for us is anywhere between $50-80/month. We get around 4 oil deliveries a year, which average $600-700 each.

Posted 3/28/11 5:23 PM
 

Mrs213
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Member since 2/09

18986 total posts

Name:

Re: Utilities

Our electric is on a balanced budget of $130

We have oil heat and just buy what we need so it depends what it is at that time. I would aslo say we typically don't buy any oil from around April - November so that is a plus I guess...

Posted 3/28/11 6:59 PM
 

drpepper318
MIR MIR MIR!

Member since 6/07

8274 total posts

Name:
me

Re: Utilities

In the summer, a little less than $200 for both.
In the winter, about $250 for both.

Posted 3/28/11 8:06 PM
 

muffaboo
LIF Adult

Member since 12/10

3797 total posts

Name:

Re: Utilities

We have forced hot air (natural gas) and CAC. For National Grid & LIPA, we pay around $300-350 in the winter months (and we keep our heat LOW) and around $200-250 in the summer months.

Posted 3/28/11 8:20 PM
 

bikramaddict
mommy-to-be

Member since 8/06

4376 total posts

Name:

Re: Utilities

We pay $100/month gas and $120/month electric. We are on balanced billing.

Before we did balanced, our gas would be $300+ in the winter (I'm always cold) and $25ish in the warmer months.

Posted 3/28/11 10:25 PM
 

LIMOMx2
...

Member since 5/05

24989 total posts

Name:

Re: Utilities

We pay $217 a month on a budget for Electric and $109 for Gas on a budget.

Posted 3/29/11 7:41 AM
 

mishmosh
That's all I got.

Member since 7/06

1452 total posts

Name:
Michelle

Re: Utilities

We're on the balanced budget, too. CAC/forced hot air-- $120 for gas and $225 for electric

Posted 3/29/11 8:06 AM
 

JoCaCoLa
Brothers For Life

Member since 5/05

1536 total posts

Name:

Re: Utilities

I accidently hit $100-$150, that is what it is now. I'm not sure what will happen when the summer hits and the central air will be in use. We are not on balanced billing.

Posted 3/29/11 9:36 AM
 

KS13
Life is good.

Member since 6/10

1203 total posts

Name:
K

Re: Utilities

So its seems like balanced billing is the way to go if you want your bill to be consistent every month..

Posted 3/29/11 11:59 AM
 

BlueDiamonds
mommy to 3 boys

Member since 2/07

3885 total posts

Name:
proud mommy

Re: Utilities

Posted by KS13

So its seems like balanced billing is the way to go if you want your bill to be consistent every month..



yes balanced billing makes budgeting so much easier. for us, we pay $150/month electric and heat is about $200/month (more in winter and none in summer)

Posted 3/29/11 12:40 PM
 
 

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