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Old Sep 28th, 2005, 03:05 PM   #1
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What are your average utility bills per month?

For you that own your own home.. what kind of dollar amount do you pay, on average, per month, which includes the following expenses:
Water
Hot Water
Electricity
Heating

I'm just curious.. you know, for my own home in the future..
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Old Sep 30th, 2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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$83.00/month ($43 for natural gas used for home heating and hot water heating; $30 month for electricity, and $30 billed every third month (ie $10/mo) for water. My natural gas is on the equalized payment plan so it's fixed per month based on annual consumption. House is in the city.
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Old Sep 30th, 2005, 01:11 PM   #3
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I guess that answers my question - A house I was looking at stated that the oil heating cost $2700 per year and Hydro at approximately $1200 per year.
Old house out in the country. Kinda expensive - I was curious as to what others were paying to find out how much more this was......I would hate to pass up the house only to find out that it wasn't much more than others.
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Old Sep 30th, 2005, 01:24 PM   #4
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Really varies on the size, age and style of house, type of heating, and area. (Cost of gas/vs electricity varies.)

2100 square foot house, natural gas heating, two people who both work at home. About $160/month on gas, $140/month on hydro, $10/month on water.

$310/month total.
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Old Sep 30th, 2005, 01:37 PM   #5
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$0 - Rent, all inclusive.
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Old Sep 30th, 2005, 01:39 PM   #6
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Hi Gordguide, welcome back!

1200 sqaure foot home:

Natural gas $118/mo budget billing
Water/sewer/garbage disposal $180/every second month
Electricity $160/mo summer/ $200-230 winter
Avg about $500/month
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Old Sep 30th, 2005, 01:41 PM   #7
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Quote:
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$0 - Rent, all inclusive.
It's there, just hidden.

$375 / month.
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Old Sep 30th, 2005, 02:15 PM   #8
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$0 - Rent, all inclusive.
I'm on the other side of the landlord/tenant thing.

STOP RUNNING UP MY EXPENSES!!!

Though in a month I move to an all-inclusive apartment myself. Damn landlords.

You should know, however, that there's some talk on a government level to require all landlords to submeter their apartments in a few years. Tenants use less energy when they pay their own--better for the environment. Your rent would go down by the average cost of utilities, but then you'd be responsible for your own.

It's pretty amazing how much the energy usage varies between apartments in an all-inclusive buildings. Some folks in 1 bedroom apartments use more electricity than I do in my whole house.
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Old Sep 30th, 2005, 02:29 PM   #9
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About $100/month for hydro, which includes heat and hot water. Roughly 1000 square-foot apartment, w/ washer-dryer.

Water is not billed separately here; it's rolled into property taxes. As a tenant, property taxes are included in my rent.
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Old Sep 30th, 2005, 03:08 PM   #10
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We heat about 1500 sq ft of our 4 level backsplit. Electric heat, electric water boiler, no air conditioning; Run a dehumidifier in the basement 12 hrs a day. Heat exchanger, 12 year old house. Live in an open area which can get windy sometimes.
On the 12 month equal payment plan: Just renewed at $320/ month. (We pay those darn HST taxes on electricity too).
Last year paid $285 month. They raised the KW rate and added a few dollars more.
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