so well built. The ones on Park in Norwalk are pretty efficient even though they're older. If they're
all single level like Park, the higher floors have the benefit of rising heat. Also beware of alternative providers for electric. They start out saving your 5-10 dollars a month, but then they charge you much more than CL&P and you can't contact anyone to do anything about it. There's no one manning the phones at the state complaint center either. Watch out for special assessments. I'd be happy to help.
Those responses are worthless.
$250 per month (electricity) to heat (65 degrees during winter, few degrees warmer in the summer) for 1490-1500 sq ft. Note there is a below unit so heat from theirs will rise. So if you are looking for a stand alone unit or one that is an end unit your $ per month would increase. You can decrease your supply charge on your bill by simpling using another energy supplier. It is very easy to do and advocated by CL&P. This might knock your bill down a few bucks ~$50 max.
This should give you a better idea and you can + / - depending upon the above and your preferences.
I see that your question is still out there and you have provided further detail. Although, you are getting great information from many qualified realtors/agents, perhaps, it's time you committed to one agent.
This is key in all real estate transactions. IInterview a few and choose one. Once you have signed on with an agent to work for you, they will be able to dig into all the details and ask all the right questions so that you are better protected in your purchase. There are many factors that enter into purchasing a condo such as what is the owner occuppied vs rental units ratios. Condo rules and regs need to be reviewed. Are you going for an FHA mortgage.? There are so many things that a buyer would never think of that need answering before you even make an offer.
Many many things enter into it. The best advice I can offer is hire a professional to represent you! You'll have peace of mind, and professional representation that is needed when purchasing a home. Your home is more than likely the largest purchase you'll ever make. It is wise to hire a professional, licensed Realtor.
You've gotten some pretty good answers but I would like to point out there are many more things to consider finding out besides square footage and the type of system, ie; is it an inside unit or an end unit, is it central or individual a/c, have the windows and doors been replaced with thermopanes, is it a ranch unit, and if so which floor, or is it a bi- or tri-level. There are some condos in Norwalk that have Natural Gas heating and only use electric for a/c, lighting, cooking and clothes drying. And there are others that have gas for cooking and drying, as well as some that include free heat and hot water.
$60 per month is low for all electric, winter and summer. I have a natural gas heated one coming on the MLS with new windows, sliders, furnace & a/c (1400 sq ft, 2 bed, 2 bath) that is about $65/mo each for electric and gas, and it has cathedral ceilings and skylights with ceiling fans to boot. See the web reference below for pictures, floorplans and virtual tour, and feel free to contact me if I can be of more help. Good luck in any case!
Are you looking at 1 bedroom, 2 or 3 bedroom condos? Townhouse style condos or with a unit above or below you. Electric bills will vary so greatly it's virtually impossible to provide an average without narrowing it down some more. You may wish to see some homes and then your agent can inquire as to average bills for that unit.
I'd be happy help if you like. Best, Mark
This depends on a multitude of factors, the size, the age of the condo, your usage, the type of electric heat (blown hot air or baseboards), and of course, the intensity of the winter.
Let me know if you have any additional questions!