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Old 01-03-2006, 07:18 PM   #21
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We have an all electric 2045 sq. ft. house in the Arizona Desert. Total for the year: $1711.

Considering that we have temps over 100 degrees for 6 months of the year- not so bad!
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Old 01-03-2006, 07:41 PM   #22
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Interesting prices for heating your homes.

I sold my 3000 sq ft home +basement recently and I must be doing something wrong.
I checked my spending for my energy costs in georgia.

537 Natural Gas
367 electricity
2001 gasoline

Now I'm single and don't cook too much also I don't use the a/c much - I like the fresh air.
Have ya'll tried those ceramic heaters?

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Elec - $1519
Nat Gas - $460
Water/sewer/trash - $725
Tax - $2900
HOI - $920

1650sf, gas furnace and water heater, 3ton 12SEER AC unit, electric clothes dryer, sprinkler system...
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:43 AM   #24
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Just got the oil tank filled up yesterday, and all I have to say is OUCH!! It was topped off back in late October, so from that point I used around 146 gallons. Not too bad I guess, and no higher than the same general timeframe last year and the year before.

The kicker though is the price! 2 years ago I only paid $1.19/gal. Last year it was $1.74/gal. This year it's market price with a $3.19/gal cap. Yesterday's fill-up was at $2.54/gal, plus various fees, tax, etc. Total bill came to $389!

I think for the whole season two years ago, I only paid like $500! I'd almost be tempted to start thinking about a heat pump, but the moment I did I'm sure that oil prices would plummet. And I'd give up that nice, cozy, instant-toasty feeling of the oil heat.
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All Electric $2,963 per year 1800 Sq Ft.
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Gas and electric for our 1750 sq. foot home last year in Southern California: $812.
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