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    home utilities..

    please help an apartment-ite out...if a house has gas heat, and no central air...how much do utilities run on average (summer, winter)? ive never lived in a house before...have no idea how to gage this... (paying for gas, electric, water, trash).

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-Met57 View Post
    please help an apartment-ite out...if a house has gas heat, and no central air...how much do utilities run on average (summer, winter)? ive never lived in a house before...have no idea how to gage this... (paying for gas, electric, water, trash).
    Usually the prior owner of the house in question will provide you with those details (gas, water, electric bills)...all you have to do is ask.

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    Will you have an generator?

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    I think you can ask the utlity companies for the history of usage - at least here in the great state of Nebraska....

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    The answer is it depends.

    1. Where do you live?

    2. How many people will be using the utilities?

    3. What is your lifestyle like?

    Gas use goes up in winter and electric use goes up in summer. If the previous owner has similar lifestyle to yours than they would be able to give you an accurate ballpark figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    The answer is it depends.

    1. Where do you live?

    2. How many people will be using the utilities?

    3. What is your lifestyle like?

    Gas use goes up in winter and electric use goes up in summer. If the previous owner has similar lifestyle to yours than they would be able to give you an accurate ballpark figure.
    Also, how big is the house, how old is it, how efficient is it, how insulated is it, how old are the appliances, is it forced hot air, steam, baseboard, is it in a shady area or a sunny area.

    And how far from the heaters will you be sitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Also, how big is the house, how old is it, how efficient is it, how insulated is it, how old are the appliances, is it forced hot air, steam, baseboard, is it in a shady area or a sunny area.

    And how far from the heaters will you be sitting.

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    LOL.

    If he is worried about the cost of utilities, he should reconsider buying.

    But like you said before, he needs to find out if he has a generator. VERY IMPORTANT.

    No generator, would be a deal breaker for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    The answer is it depends.

    1. Where do you live?

    2. How many people will be using the utilities?

    3. What is your lifestyle like?

    Gas use goes up in winter and electric use goes up in summer. If the previous owner has similar lifestyle to yours than they would be able to give you an accurate ballpark figure.
    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Also, how big is the house, how old is it, how efficient is it, how insulated is it, how old are the appliances, is it forced hot air, steam, baseboard, is it in a shady area or a sunny area.

    And how far from the heaters will you be sitting.

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    In addition, using gas for stove cooking and hot water also? gas dryer?

    Electric rates vary widely. Depends on where you plan on living.

    Trash collection will probably run about $30/month.

    Water/sewer rates also vary depending on the town.

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    I don't know how to gage it either. Or gauge it, for that matter.

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    Gas heat sucks. Go with a Burn barrel. Cheaper to install and maintain.

    Industry experts recommend sitting no closer than 5 feet from the barrel before blister face effect kicks in so keep that in mind.

    Also, burn barrels heat Omni-directionally and can burn any kind of fuel.

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    Ball park, 2 to 3k a year plus don't forget another 2 to 3 if you are not going to cut the grass.

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    Some towns have a sewer tax in addition to taxes at 500 bucks. Trash may be included in your taxes, may not. Your realtor should get you all this info.

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    thank you, sorry i havent responded got pulled away to a meeting.

    i have to get some of this info, but i will see what the previous people were paying through the realtor i guess.

    thank you.

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