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Under $50 per mo. 3 4.84%
$50 to $150 17 27.42%
$150 to $250 29 46.77%
$250to $300 6 9.68%
$300+ 7 11.29%
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Old 07-23-2005, 12:45 PM   #21
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One of the other brands would be Solatube. I have one of their skylights installed in my kitchen and have been pleased with its performance/quality. They also make a solar attic fan which is still (slowly) making its way up my to-do list.

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Old 07-24-2005, 05:29 PM   #22
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South Central Wisconsin, 1260-sq ft, 9-yr old house, two people:
approx. $95/mo average for last 12 months including electricity, gas, water & sewer.

Electric stove, electric fridge, electric washing machine, A/C was not turned on at all last summer, rare use of dishwasher; in the winter, use gas heating; no clothes dryer in the house.*

(This summer has been hot, though.* Today's the 2nd day we've turned the A/C on.)

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We came in just under $250/month last year. We have a 2450 square foot home in Mesa, AZ. We travel about 1/4 to 1/3 of the time, though. AC in summer is the big expense. We water the 1/3 acre yard using flood irrigation at a cost of $2.50 every 15 days.

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Texas, about 2800 sf or so.

$264/mo total, avg. over the last 12 mo.

Electric $150 mo., Gas $53 mo., Water $26 mo., Sewer $36 mo.

Electric includes 2.5 HP pool pump, flatrate MV security light, other outside lighting. Run A/C about 6.5 mo. per year, heat about 4 mos.
Water $ can vary greatly due to amount of irrigation. My grass is not well hydrated, I'm training it to live in a desert!

Natural Gas is very expensive.* Even more expensive in TX, as it comes from TX wells and is used in TX, so no interstate rules apply. Hits us two ways, as there is the same effect with power generation, the majority is via ga$ turbines using TX ga$. Very little Nuclear power.

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Old 07-25-2005, 12:53 PM   #25
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3400 sq ft in sw Ohio - Basis - Level bill - Natural Gas $120/ Electric $60/ Water & Sewer $50 for $230/month


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