I live in a 4k sq.ft. home in Frisco and I also have a pool. I have radiant barrier in my attics. My average utilities are around $310.00 a month. slightly higher in the summer because we run the pool longer.
It really depends on the builder of the home and if there are any extra features added like the radiant barrier to help lower your costs.
As a REALTOR, I always get copies of the utility bills for the home my buyers like. Since everything is on line it is really easy for the seller to email.
You are moving to a great area! Most of the builders in the North Dallas area starting focusing on a greener more energy efficient home in 2002 with many currently exceeding the government recommendations.
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Temperature settings are personal, and can affect costs if the thermostat has setback
Choice of electric providers can double or halve your cost per kW-hr
Water usage normally sets sewer charges and varies a lot by family
The age will be helpful in estimating the insulation and possibly SEER of the A/C, assuming it is a two-story structure, but the Q lost or gained through the walls and ceilings depends on the degree-days of the weather here. Unfortunately, there is a range of heat in summer and cold in winter, too.
So, now that the caveats that the numbers are pretty unpredictable have been laid down, let's try to give you a guess and some guidance.
Electric would run around $200 per month on average for the whole year
Gas about $50 on average
Water-Sewer-Garbage about $130
Remember that PowerToChoose.org shows all the electric provider rate offerings and they vary a lot. Also, if you set your thermostat for 65 degrees and run the A/C all day, the figure above will be 3-4 times lower than your bill.
Even the same electric bill with different companies will cost different. I picked up a utility bill recently in a house where the rate was double mine. I asked homeowner why she never switched or signed a contract to lower the rate and she did not know she could. Just signing a contract would have cut her bill in 1/2.
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It will be hard to determine how much utlity is going to cost you since it varied, what temperature you'd like to set you A/C or heater on, how often you water your lawn and how big the lawn is, how often you do your laundry etc. On average you'll probably pay electricity in the $300's in the summer and gas in the $200's in the winter. Water and garbage probably about $100 - $150.
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