utility bills? - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Pub A friendly forum where everybody is nice, and will answer any questions you have about life.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 30th, 2013, 12:54 PM   #1
Mudking
Senior Member
 
Mudking's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-15-13
Location: Chelsea/MI
Posts: 1,032
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default utility bills?

if you dont mind... What is your monthly utility's run? (electric/water)

just trying to get an idea for a budget for our upcomming move back home (never have lived on my own up there).

if you have a HUGE 3 story house please state that (if you tell me you pay 400 a month like my grandpa did)...

Also, how do you heat and cool? do you have AC?

On average right now my Electric bill is 280 a month. during the summer when its 110 during the day and 85 at night we will usually see right around 400 for 4 months or so then for 4 months we will see low 300's. then during "winter" we are around 180-220.

we do not have a big house (1800 sq ft. single story). its just always to dang hott down here...

I am expecting our electric bill for a same size house to be half that, but I may be wrong



as for our city water bill its about 50 bucks a month with 4 people.

I am also HOPING that my auto and renter insurance rates go way down moving from San Antonio (city limits) to Milan...
Mudking is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old May 30th, 2013, 01:22 PM   #2
cj65
Senior Member
 
cj65's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-07-07
Location: 48174
Posts: 3,944
iTrader: (19)
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Default

I have a 1550 sq ft home. My electric and gas together are 243 dollars a month. I am on the budget plan. So I pay the same year round. My water bill is 65 dollars for 4 months. Everything is electric except the hot water heater and furnace. Home stays at 70 degrees year round.

Last edited by cj65; May 30th, 2013 at 04:00 PM.
cj65 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 01:26 PM   #3
92FleXj
stacks stacked on stacks
 
92FleXj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-04-11
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,278
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Only me and my wife and we both are gone most of the day with everything off.
3000sq ft house
All electric no LP
Heat with wood
Hot tub
Electric WH
2 full size fridges

150.00 without AC
200.00 with AC at 68*
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by SS View Post
Know that pocket that forms behind your knee when you sit down?

I'ma fuck it. You're gonna like it too.
92FleXj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 01:59 PM   #4
kickstand
sHaMoNe!
 
kickstand's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-20-06
Location: fenton
Posts: 31,985
iTrader: (46)
Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Default

1800 sq ft. Tri-Level
Natural gas oven, dryer, heat, water
Wood stove indoor

Combined gas and electric
Summer I rarely go over $200
Spring Fall I can get down to $60
Winter I never went over 150ish this year, but before the wood stove I saw $265 as a high last year.

4 people.

Last edited by kickstand; May 30th, 2013 at 02:05 PM.
kickstand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 02:03 PM   #5
WSU JK
Senior Member
 
WSU JK's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-25-08
Location: Lowering the Per-Capita Income of Bloomfield Hills since 2009!
Posts: 2,650
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

3,200 sqft house with my wife, me, and a two year old. We average about $50 a month in the cold months and $150 in the hot months (I think I've hit $200 two or three times in 4 years) with the AC running. We have a lot of mature trees around us though and get quite a bit of shade so that helps quite a bit.

Our gas bill is usually under $50 a month May through October but can hit $300 or more in December or January.
WSU JK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #6
wave_crusher
I'll Direc your TV
 
wave_crusher's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-20-09
Location: Big Rapids, MI
Posts: 5,349
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

When I lived at home in alpena; during the summer depending on how much the a/c was run the bill was about $100, with a/c a lot $120/$130; during the winter its rarely gets above $110, low 80s. That is just lights and such, nat gas is what heats the house during winter

single story w/ basement 1,600 sq ft. Two people living, one was my grandpa so a lot of lights are left on all the time and 2 stand up freezers

my apt now runs about $50/$70 during the winter, and $100-$150 during the summer. Everything is electric, heat, stove, water heater. The most it was was $170 because we ran the a/c for almost a week straight last august and it's older than I am
wave_crusher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 02:11 PM   #7
GreaseMonkey
Pew pew!
 
GreaseMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Madison Heights, MI
Posts: 18,045
iTrader: (22)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

1300 sq. ft. condo. I pay between $50-$120 for electricity per month. It's higher in the summer for A/C, and lower in the winter. Gas ranges from $20 to $100 depending on the season.
__________________
GreaseMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 02:12 PM   #8
Hacksaw
WWSD - What would stan do
 
Hacksaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Isle Of TREASURE, FL
Posts: 11,203
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Default

Last house electric was around 400 a month in the winter (60-70 degree days) and around 800 in the summer (90-100 degree days)

This was a 5200sq ft 3 story house.


Now mine runs about 100 in the winter and 200 in the summer in the same weather in a 2k sqft single story.

Everything is electric.

Water/sewer/trash run about 120 every other month in this house and around 300 in the last place.
Hacksaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 02:14 PM   #9
Bullhed78
Senior Member
 
Bullhed78's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-11-11
Location: Linden, MI
Posts: 890
iTrader: (10)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

2500 sq ft house + 1000 sq ft finished walkout = 3500 sq ft that is heated and cooled
2x6 construction
2 yr old HVAC system
Heat set @ 72*= electric heat pump in fall & spring, natural gas in winter
AC set @ 70*= central air
gas water heater, gas dryer, electric stove
Consumers gas/electric = $215 month budget plan
Sewer = $130 quarter
Water = Well
Bullhed78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 02:28 PM   #10
jbsjunk
Wheelies
 
jbsjunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-01-08
Location: Almost Allendale Mi
Posts: 16,843
iTrader: (36)
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Default

Smaller apartment. Winter $35ish, summer as high as $80 with the A/C running non-stop.
jbsjunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #11
974x4Taco
Flex Is OverRated
 
974x4Taco's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-19-06
Location: Battle Creek
Posts: 2,122
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

1000 sqft 2 story cement block house built in the 30's.....all new windows, roof, appliance's, heating and water heater 4 years ago.....stove, water heater, furnace are gas, everything else electric....well and septic.....no A/C......1 person......
Electricity runs 20-40$ year round....gas is ~25 April-September ~65 Oct, Nov and March and ~110 Dec-Feb.
.
974x4Taco is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #12
Why YJ?
Don't be a wuss... HIT IT
 
Why YJ?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-12-08
Location: West Branch,MI
Posts: 1,460
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

1900 sqft 2 story house around 50 years old

Electric... 75-125 in the winter...100-140 in the summer
Gas....Fluctuates between 65-120 per month on the budget plan
Water... $200 every 3 months

Windows and roof around 8 years old, furnace around 10 years old water heater around 5 years old.

Everything is gas
__________________
2012 JKU Rubicon.. stock for now

Run of the mill YJ with Dana 60's and Irok's..SOLD
96 XJ on 38's...SOLD
Paul
www.teamhodges.com
Why YJ? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #13
Jiveturkey3
Senior Member
 
Jiveturkey3's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-22-12
Location: Hillsdale MI
Posts: 4,152
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

1,600 sq. ft house.

Everything is electric
Heat is wood
One big ass window A/C unit will never run it again

Winter electric is 30-50
Summer last year in July was $130

For this reason we will no longer be using the A/C.

I have a full tank of LP and the valve is shut off. We use it only while gone. I would guess our gas cost this year to be $10.00 or so.
Well water so no bill there. We do use about 4 bags of rust out softener salt a month.
Jiveturkey3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #14
Denton
Brush Yo Teeth!
 
Denton's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-09-07
Location: Westphalia
Posts: 1,735
iTrader: (28)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

1800 sq ft house 1.5 story built in 82
Wood heat
Propane water heater range and dryer
We run 500 watt heat lamp 24/7 in winter for chickens/ducks
Blower on the old wood furnace add on runs 24/7 in the winter
We also have central Air
The kids and I are home all the time

Winter electric bill is anywhere from $100 to $150 month
Summer electric is $70 to $130 depending on how much we use the A/C
Propane is about $50 to $100 month
Denton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #15
TJJEEP
Senior Member
 
TJJEEP's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-08-05
Location: Orchard Lake
Posts: 2,975
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to TJJEEP Send a message via MSN to TJJEEP
Default

3100 SQ feet with 2 adults, 2 kids and a nanny staying home during the day = 250 electric and up to 350 gas in the winter.
TJJEEP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #16
Disco Stocker
№ ℮ Ђ ώқ Θה ς├│ﺝ
 
Disco Stocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-30-06
Location: Lansing, Mi
Posts: 1,321
iTrader: (8)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

I have a 1700 sq ft trilevel. My electric and gas together are 165-250 dollars a month
Disco Stocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #17
CB10101
Senior Member
 
CB10101's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-20-13
Location: Canton/MI
Posts: 149
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

One more thing you might want to figure into the budget is car insurance. I moved back to Michigan from Nevada and my car insurance doubled.
CB10101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 04:36 PM   #18
DuffMan
Your Message Here
 
DuffMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: The Ile of Grosse
Posts: 5,845
iTrader: (11)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Once you find potential places, call the utility and ask for info on the typical energy cost at that address. Most will give you some average ranges for the address.
__________________
This is the Pub. Leave common sense at the door.
DuffMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #19
Jiveturkey3
Senior Member
 
Jiveturkey3's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-22-12
Location: Hillsdale MI
Posts: 4,152
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DuffMan View Post
Once you find potential places, call the utility and ask for info on the typical energy cost at that address. Most will give you some average ranges for the address.
This CAN be a good tool. The issue is with an empty house it's not very good as they normally average 3-6 months. Also family size and habits will change that a lot.

Car insurance is a huge deal. Mine went WAY moving home from Illinois.
Jiveturkey3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2013, 06:25 PM   #20
BOGDOG
Senior Member
 
BOGDOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-11-06
Location: White Lake/Wixom
Posts: 2,284
iTrader: (7)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

Just me in a 1500 sq ft 2 story house $40 electric bills most of the year $80 in the summer, $80-90 gas bills in the winter $125 or so if I don't burn wood.Water is $30 for 3 months. House is about 30 years old was designed as a passive solar energy home with 2x6 walls & 2x12 ceiling trusses with 4" air space above them so in the spring and fall I don't use much gas.
BOGDOG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > The Pub

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.30408 seconds with 80 queries