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careerpath4, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX

What’s the average Utility bill for a 3500 sqft and 4500 sqft single home house in Plano, Frisco, TX area?

Asked by careerpath4, Dallas, TX Mon Jun 25, 2012

What’s the average Utility bill for a 3500 sqft and 4500 sqft single home house in Plano, Frisco, TX area? How much would the Energy Efficient window help to save the electricity during summer for those two sized house?

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Hunt Holdridge’s answer
Does it have an electric heater or gas?

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 25, 2012
WOW so many things can affect your energy costs.
So of course there is an average, but I've seen them vary so much.

It depends on age, appliances, how you live, insulation, radiant barrier, color of roof, type of windows, type of insulation, direction of home, types of AC and heat, and how you manage temps.

I'm not sure the windows make a huge difference. Probably some, but not significantly. Think about it....lets say you have 3months of high bills in June, July and August. Those 3 bills are $500 each. What would different windows save you? 5% /month...10%/month? If 10% that $150 a summer. It would take a lot of summers to replace old windows with new windows to get a good ROI on them.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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As Andrea said, there are many factors she mentioned as well as the presence/absence of a radiant barrier, type of attic ventilation, solar screens, Insulation, layout of the home, etc. Windows will make a difference, but a major factor is what temp you set the thermostat in the winter and summer.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 25, 2012
It all depends on the insulation of the house, energy efficient features, at what temperature you set the A/C and heater on and so forth. You agent should be able to help you get that info on the homes that you are interested in.

I'd be happy to assist you if you are not currently working with any realtor.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 25, 2012
It will depend on many factors such as the number of stories, age of the hvac system, does it have a swimming pool, type of insulation, etc. There simply isn't an average that can take all these factors into account. Energy efficient windows will make a difference but again, quantifying that is difficult considering all the other factors that might impact the over all efficiency of the home.
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