Average monthly utility cost (gas/electric/water) in central New Jersey?

Asked by Nj Mike, 07731 Tue Sep 27, 2011

We're closing shortly on a 3,000 sq ft, 4 bedroom house in Howell, NJ and would like to know what to expect for our average utility bills (never got info from the sellers). The house is 17 years old, supposedly well insulated, gas heat, dual zone AC. We will be buying energy star appliances for the kitchen and washer/dryer. Keeping original water heater and AC units for now. Only the two of us for now, no pool and no sprinklers, so I don't expect much water usage.

What should we expect our typical gas/electric/water prices to be?

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Gina Chirico, Agent, Fairfield, NJ
Tue Sep 27, 2011
Congratulations Mike!

As stated below I recommend contacting the utility company and they should be able to provide you with an estimate of what your monthly bill will be. That number can obviously go up or down depending on your usage. You can also ask the sellers to see a copy of their most recent utility bill.

Congrats again and good luck,

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Lattimer Realty
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Bruce Kunz, Agent, Brick, NJ
Tue Sep 27, 2011
Congratulations, NJ Mike. As the others have said, I think the most reliable way would be to ask the utility companies as you convert billing to you in preparation for closing. Additionally, since you've not yet closed, the sellers should still be available to answer this for you.

Good Luck with your New Home and Welcome to Howell!
Bruce
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Joan Congilo…, Agent, Freehold, NJ
Tue Sep 27, 2011
Hi Mike
Congratulations on your home purchase. If the house was listed with a realtor you can ask the listing agent , most agents have the information from when the house is listed. If that doesn't work you can call JCP&L & NJ Nat Gas & ask them for a history of the avg bills.Since the house is 3000 sq ft it & has 2 zone heat you can cut energy costs by keeping the temerature set lower on 2nd level when you are at work & make sure you have a programmable thermostats. Other improvements that cut energy costs are insulated windows, siding, weather stripping around doors, storm doors & having your furnaces serviced yearly.You can also adjust the temperature on your water heater a bit and that will save you some money
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Maria Gilda…, Agent, Manchester, CT
Tue Sep 27, 2011
Hi NJ Mike,

You can call the company which provides the utility for the house you are buying, You should be able to get the usage history.

Best.

Maria
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