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Old 09-19-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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I have a heat pump= AC/Heat (2001) and was thinking of upgrading to a newer/more efficient unit. The other thread got me back on track but not really wanting to drop 2k+ on a unit at the moment. Just curious on if upgrading will drop my electric bill considerably............. Hearing some numbers will kind of help me decide


List your home's (1)square footage, your avg monthly (2)electric bill and (3)How many people live in the house

1--- 1,980
2--- $110.-$120.
3--- 2


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I'm just looking for averages, nothing scientific

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Old 09-19-2007, 11:09 AM   #2
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1 --- 1,000 ish?
2 --- $45
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:10 AM   #3
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I live in a one bedroom apartment, but I've had bills ranging from $70 to $170 with only one person living there. This month should be better since it's been cool out during the day for a bit and I've left the AC off for awhile.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:15 AM   #4
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You should ask about location as the temperature (extreme and average) may play a significant role.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:21 AM   #5
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My wife and I rent a house right now, probably 1200 sq ft, and the utility bill came out to $280 last month, and this is with the thermostat set at 82!

Goddamn heat and crap ass no insulation having house.

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Old 09-19-2007, 11:22 AM   #6
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5340sq exceptionally efficient.
$120 in August with three A/C units
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:28 AM   #8
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1345sq/ft
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:06 PM   #9
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1900sq', about $65 a month, 2 full time, 1 half time resident.
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OP, you should add region of the country as #4

1 --- 2050 s.f.
2 --- $80 - $220 (77 night, 79 day in August)
($180 with AC set to 80, 83 during weekdays when no one is home)
3 --- 3
4 --- Florida
5 --- Age of Dwelling: 7 years

I will be adding gable mount roof vents with solar powered fans for < $200. Hope that helps next summer.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:44 PM   #11
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1) 4000
2) 120 ish
3) 3, was 4 untill 2 weeks ago
4) bumfuck NY
5) house was built in the mid 1800s totally gutted down to the stud walls and refinished about 11 years ago
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:48 PM   #12
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1700sqft, haven't been there to long, but I'm guessing $50-70/mo based on the bills I have gotten. There's just 2 of us.

I just shut the shades in the summer, usually keeps the house fairly cool.
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~1500 sqft
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:51 PM   #14
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1----4000 sq ft
2----$190 avg month
3---- 2 adults, 1 child


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1 2000 sqft (but also have 1000 sqft finished basement)

2) 90 a month

3) 2 adults 2 children.


Norhtern IL, all gas applinces, also have a wood burning stove to help heating.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:54 PM   #16
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1) 1370
2) $100 (used to be 70 for a couple years... dunno what happened, and no it's not because of summer AC)
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:55 PM   #17
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1. 2200 sq feet
2. average about $100 per mo gas & elec
3. 2 adults ( one home full time), 2 children
4. Central Valley, California
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:56 PM   #18
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1 2000 sqft (but also have 1000 sqft finished basement)

2) 90 a month

3) 2 adults 2 children.


Norhtern IL, all gas applinces, also have a wood burning stove to help heating.


Nice bill but this is an Electric thread
Damn, I could get gas, I have a line that was disconnected....... $90. ???? Impressive!


EDIT: One question for those of you with central heat/air.....
Maintainence on a unit. What does this entail? What do they do when they come out? How much? Will it improve efficiency?

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1) 1300 square feet.
2) Electricity bill (doesn't count gas) ranges between $60 midsummer to $120 midwinter. Basically, the more darkness, the higher the electricity bill.
3) Two people.

Of course, these numbers are useless to you since I don't have AC. Even on the hottest days of the year it doesn't get over 80 degrees inside, and I've zero insulation in this 100 year old house as far as I know. I love the climate here (Oakland, CA).
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:00 PM   #20
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1 2000 sqft (but also have 1000 sqft finished basement)

2) 90 a month

3) 2 adults 2 children.


Norhtern IL, all gas applinces, also have a wood burning stove to help heating.


Nice bill but this is an Electric thread
Damn, I could get gas, I have a line that was disconnected....... $90. ???? Impressive!

you misunderstand. i know its a electric thread.

my electric bill is$90. about $15 lower in the winter.

MY gas bill is like $120 a month! but thats for heat, water,cooking, cleaning etc.
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1) ~3600sf
2) ~$200 for the summer. Haven't lived there long enough to see winter.
3) 2 people (me and the wife)

Atlanta, GA. This is with 2 units. One controls the upper floor and the other downstairs. The house is also Earthcraft certified which is supposed to lend itself to greater energy efficiency, but whether or not it does I have no idea.
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1 2000 sqft (but also have 1000 sqft finished basement)

2) 90 a month

3) 2 adults 2 children.


Norhtern IL, all gas applinces, also have a wood burning stove to help heating.


Nice bill but this is an Electric thread
Damn, I could get gas, I have a line that was disconnected....... $90. ???? Impressive!

you misunderstand. i know its a electric thread.

my electric bill is$90. about $15 lower in the winter.

MY gas bill is like $120 a month! but thats for heat, water,cooking, cleaning etc.
I comprende' now

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Old 09-19-2007, 02:08 PM   #23
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What brand? I have 2 Mcquay water source heat pumps (heat/air) also) and replaced them last year. Then I did a whole gut renovation a few months after I replaced the units, so it is hard for me to judge just this part. However, my units were from 1988 or so, so they were pretty old. I think these things generally have 20 yr life spans, so I can't really see replacing 6 year old units

But since I did replace them before the reno , I seem to recall about a 200 KW difference in my bill two winters ago. That translates to about $40 per month in my area or about 10 years to pay them back. But since the old one did a much poorer job and often had problems turning on (it was hard to maintain a comfortable temp), I figure the difference is a bit more dramatic than that.

You might have some luck calling the mfg. I was able to get some good information from Mcquay as well as speak with an actual engineer at one point.

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1. ~1100sq ft
2. ~120 in the middle of summer now
3. 2 people
4. Florida

This is an interesting thread, just bought my house 5 months ago and the AC is 10 years old, i keep it at 79 but it seems much cooler, it goes up to 84 during the day when we're at work.

I've also thought about replacing it to get better efficieny, but this one works fine.
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1. 1300sf
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