Carlos J. RamÃrez, PC, ABR, CNE
Associate Broker/Realtor, HomeSmart â€“
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
This varies greatly, and the SEER rating does matter. But, you can have 2 homes exactly the same and have very different electric bills for each home. Depending upon how the people living in the home use it and how many people there are...
You can call and get an average bill from the utility companies on any home you are looking to purchase. I believe SPR use to say that if you had a pool that your utility bills in the summer would be about $50 a month more.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call!
Ron & Brenda Cunningham
West USA Realty
**Recognized in the Phoenix Business Journal as One of the Top 50 Realtors in the Valley** (Out of over 40,000 Realtors)
Really depends if you have a newer 17+ SEER AC system or an older 10+ Year 12 or 14 SEER system. Makes a big differnce (maybe $100/mo difference in the Summer months).
Many people actually do not turn the heat on in the winter....a personal preference.
Expect for an "average"
$275/ mo Electiric AC in hottest months
Water: $75-125 for water and sewage (depending on how many people living in the home. Also depends if you have a pool and grass. Expect more if you do
Cable: TV $60/mo more for premium channels
Jeff Masich, Realtor
Arizona Homes and Land
There are many factors that affect utility bills. Different owners of the same house can have large variance in utilities.
My wife and I work from home and have 2340sf with pool and electric hot tub. Electricity varies from around $60/mo in winter to a peak of $260/mo in summer. Gas bill from $20/mo to $45/mo with an average around $30 (heat, cooking, hot water). Water bill usually in the $50 to $60 range (we have a large lot with fair bit of landscaping and lawn). We are quite conservative and do many things to be more green and our usage is probably below average. I have heard of $500/mo electric bills from people with smaller homes.
As The Urban Team pointed out, some utility companies will provide you with a history for a home.
Hope this helps. FYI: once you identify a specific home you can obtain previous usage numbers from the various utility companies.