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About how much would you expect a power bill to be for a 1250-ish square foot house?

Just renovated with all-new heating/air conditioning units, water heater, etc., energy-efficient windows, new insulation and sealing, one story.

ETA: It's all electric, no gas. Appliances are stove and fridge. We live in SC, so summers are up there, but winters aren't usually too bad; our bill where we are now is usually 25-50% higher in the summer. My MIL and 2 kids are at our home during the day, TV probably on a good bit of the day. We do turn off lights, etc.

If it helps at all, we're in a 970 square foot townhome now, not energy efficient at all (you can feel the wind when sitting in front of a window, and the upstairs bakes during the summer), and are currently paying $150-ish in the high months.



Asked by DragonRiderMD at 1:44 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (10)
  • It depends on alot...what you keep your thermostat on, how cold/warm it is outside, if you have any gas in your house....

    Answer by nsrush83 at 1:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • depends on time of year and where you live...

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 1:59 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • We pay around $300

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 1:45 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • depends on if everything is electric or not. In the winter or electric bill is low around since we have hot water heat but come the summer our electric bill is extrememly high due to the air conditioning. Our average bill i would say is $130.00 our house is 1200 sf

    Answer by emilyellensmom at 1:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • i would say about 200-250... my house is about 1100 sq ft any we pay anywhere between 100-150 a month

    Answer by knm51504 at 1:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I agree, it depends on many factors, including where you live, because prices are different in different areas. Do you have gas or electric heat. Are you home during the day? How many people are home?

    I live in Los Angeles, where prices are high, but my bill averages about $75 a month. I'm home all day, using tv's, computers, etc.

    Answer by ohwrite at 1:47 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Oh, my house is 1400 square feet.

    Answer by ohwrite at 1:48 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • During the cold months our bill can be close to $400. Our house has a little more than 1,300 sqft. On average though it's around $200 a month. The month before last our bill just under $120. Our heat or a/c wasn't running.

    Answer by Snewo at 1:49 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • It depends on what you you have gas for your furnace, a gas or electric stove? How many appliances will you have running? Do you conserve energy with turning off lights, unplugging computers, printers, modems and chargers when not in use....also rates play a role.

    We have a 1600 sq ft house, our electric bill is about $100 a month. This includes an electric stove and dryer.
    Our gas bill for the furnace mostly is $77 a month on balanced billing.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 1:52 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Could you ask the previous tenant how much they paid? It varies a lot from place to place. And it's going to depend on your usage as well- like if you need the heat on all the time, or if you're okay with bundling up.

    Good luck!

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 4:02 PM on Jan. 20, 2011