Utilities Question

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by *Jani*, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. *Jani*

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    Does anyone have any idea what heat/hw/elect would cost in a 2 bedroom, 1 level apartment?
    My last places have been heat/hw included, so I don't have a frickin clue what to expect!
     
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    how many units?
    How is it Heated?
    how old is the place?
     
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    is it in an apartment building or a part of a house?
     
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    You're moving into an apartment that you have to pay for your own heat and hot water? I didn't think too many of them existed.
     
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    ours is around 150 every 2 months winter.
     
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    but $150-200 a month is a safe bet

    probably less though
     
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    never had a 200. most was 170
     
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    Do you pay for heat and hot water on Parkland?
     
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    what are "power eaters"like use up a lot of power?
     
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    To be honest, I'm not sure of many of these answers yet..
    I just know its an apartment within a 'small' apartment building on knightridge. Utilities not included. I can't think of any house size places on that street, so I'm assuming the heat would be electric (but again, I know nothing right now :lol:)

    I could (and will) ask tonight when I see it, but RC seems to know everything :kekeke:
     
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    if I lived on parkland I would tell you. :)
     
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    Washer, dryer, dishwasher...things like that. Also a computer if you leave it running all the time.
     
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    i just moved into a 2 bedroom, I will be paying my own, heat, electricity, and hot water. Apparently it can cost me anywhere from 100/month to 150/month. The landlord said the last tenant left the lights and heat on cranked all day/night and it cost her $150. So conserving what I can, I hope $100-ish.
     
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    In my 3 bedroom mini home, over the course of one full year (March to March), I paid $86/month. It had electric heat. Washer and Dryer. Fridge. Stove. Computer.
     
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    I thought you live in that general area for some reason. But now I remember you are behind crappy tire. :shrug:
     
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    $86 a month for HW, heat and power

    wow
     
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    Janet, as well the power company offers a "budget" they will take the last few people that lived there, work out the average and you pay it monthly. at the end they could owe you or you own them a few bucks.
     
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    Thank you. Thank you.
     
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    P.S. anyone know the number to the power company? lol I can't find a phone book, and yellow pages hates me?
     
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    Goodie is to pay half anyway correct?
     
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    also make a difference how new the appliances are


    you can run a new stove, front load dryer washer, dryer and Fridge

    for the cost of running a 25 year old fridge
     
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    I believe NSP will give you the average consumption numbers for the least couple of years if you call with the full address.
     
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    [google]NS power[/google]
     
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    428-6230
     
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    alrighty.. well, things considered, if the place is nice, it will still be less then a heat/hw included apartment.. :D

    Thanks RC.. :thumbsup:
     
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    just estimate on the high side
     
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    are you insinuating that we are going to live together...? :kekeke:
     
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    also factor in the price to keep the bench warm for Goodie
     
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    He's fully versed in warming them himself. No need to pay extra for that.
     
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    and take into consideration any bad habits you have... leaving lights, tv's or other appliances on while not in use.

    Is there a washer and dryer in the unit (ie on your electric bill).

    Do you really like the heat? IE 25-30 degress all the time.
     
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    I try to turn lights off when I'm not in the room (do if I'm just running to the other room for something, and sometimes when I go to take a shower)
    No W/D, but there is a DW.
    Leave my computer on pretty much all the time, but turn off my monitor. Might try to get in the habit of turning it off when not downloading anything though
     
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    and if oil

    it's relatively cheap now but ... will rise again
     
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    okay utility ppls. I just called the power company regarding my new apartment. The "budget" quote for my apartment is well above what I was quoted from the landlord so I am pretty pissed, and now realized I should have called sooner.
    So im going to go the "no budget" route, and try to conserve energy and see what the bi-monthly bill amounts too.. Has anyone done this and noticed a difference in payment amounts? If so for better or worse, or close to the same?
     
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