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What do you keep your heat on and how much is you electric bill?

also how big is your home and do you you use gas/electric? I keep my heat 64 during the day and 60 at night. I was curious at to how much we are saving by doing this. We are having a hard time now and wish I could afford to turn the heat up to about 68 but scared the electric bill will be too high.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:08 PM on Jan. 22, 2011 in Home & Garden

Answers (18)
  • We have a furnace fueled by gas. We are on balanced billing and keep our thermostat on 70. Our monthly bill is $77
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 1:09 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • 75 and it stays around $50
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:09 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • 70 and my bill is about $60. I have a new furnace and new windows.
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 1:10 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • are those prices for your entire electric bill or just for the heating? My electric bill this month was $133 and our house is pretty small 1,200ft.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:13 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • We have electric heat and keep our heat at 60 but we have individual space heaters in each room so at night I turn up the one in our bedroom (sometimes to 64 because the baby sleeps in there) and turn off the ones in the other rooms (or turn them down to 50). The kids don't turn the heat on in their rooms at all, they just bundle up. But it hasn't been that cold (we only had 1 week where it was below freezing, it's normally in the low 40s here). I have no idea what our electric bill has been. It went from about $80 in the summer to $110 the first month we had the heat on but they also raised the cost of electricity here at that time. And then we got a washer and dryer which adds to the cost.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 1:14 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • We have gas heat & keep the temp at 67 at night & 68 during the day the cost averages approx $400 a month in the winter & the electric bill averages $150 per month. Ahhhh.... The pleasures of living in suburban NY!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • our total electric bill is about 130- 150 a month i keep the heat on 70
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 1:17 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Mine's just heating and my place is about 1100 Sq ft.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:22 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Sadly our old home is heated with gas,.. which requires keep the temp set low, 65 during the day,..& 60 at night,.. or else...as is the last bill was over $350.
    Annarose300

    Answer by Annarose300 at 1:35 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • our electric is about $70.00m every 2 months
    our gas is $127.00 every month on a fixed amount
    YUP, not cheap when ya have a gas furnace & stove
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 1:51 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

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