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steve_DC
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November 9, 2016 5:17 pm  

Hello.

I'm curious to what a typical monthly electric bill may be in the St Thomas region? Just an estimate or recent bill amount.


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CruzanIron
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November 9, 2016 5:46 pm  

Hello.

I'm curious to what a typical monthly electric bill may be in the St Thomas region? Just an estimate or recent bill amount.

$326.85


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Afriend
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November 9, 2016 6:44 pm  

Sorry, it's difficult to give you the amount of a "typical monthly electric bill" since there isn't a "typical" property and there isn't a "typical" family or a "typical" amount of energy use.

You have to take not account size of the property, what type and number of appliances you have on that property, whether of not you have A/C and how often you use that A/C, whether you have ceiling fans that you leave on all the time or just for short periods, what your personal utility usage habits might be (do you leave light bulbs blazing throughout the house or only in the room you are in and numerous other variables. Suffice to say, you utility bill will probably be significantly higher than you now pay where you currently live.

I know people who live very frugally, have a small studio apartment, don't have A/C,don't have an electric clothes dryer, have very few light fixtures and rarely turn on ceiling fans. Their monthly bill runs around $200. I know other people who have a 3BR home with large living areas, extensive landscape lighting and who keep their A/C on 24/7. Their bill runs at least $1,850/month and sometimes exceeds $2,000/mo.


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steve_DC
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November 9, 2016 8:24 pm  

Thanks for the numbers! Just looking for ball-park figures.


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stxisbest
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November 9, 2016 10:23 pm  

Thanks for the numbers! Just looking for ball-park figures.

simple, roughly .30kwh. figure out what you have, what it uses, what you may add, then decide after math to figure out what you will be pretty close to paying a month.

or look up your electric stuff based on yearly usage and multiply by at the minimum 3.


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Exit Zero
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November 10, 2016 1:52 am  

My 3 bdrm no A/C, electric stove and water heater, water pump, many CFL lights, minimal fan usage, outdoor lighting when appropriate, 24 hr wifi and cable box, no solar supplement is rarely over a $100 a month


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Scubadoo
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November 10, 2016 3:23 am  

I've been checking my meter daily this week in the condo and I'm running about $7/day. Running the A/C mini-splits at 78F 24/7 about 1000 sq ft, have not used the range much and have not used the washer/dryer yet this week. Mini-splits and washer are high efficiency which means dryer use should also be reduced. All the lights are LED.


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