What is the average ELECTRIC utility bill during the summer in Las Vegas?

Asked by LV Home Buyer, Las Vegas, NV Tue Jul 22, 2008

What is the average ELECTRIC utility bill during the summer in Las Vegas? Specifics: Ranch home, 5 bedroom house, 2400 SF - in order tokeep a place cool. What is a reasonable / typical bill for this type and size of home.

I ask because I have heard that utilities are cheaper in LV than most other cities - but I also hear some folks complain about $400 electric bill during the summer to keep cool with their A/C.

Please dont tell me 'it depends' - becuase I'm asking for the average elec bill (not kwh price, etc.). Thanks.

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customerserv…, Home Buyer, Las Vegas, NV
Fri Jan 3, 2014
Usually one can expect to pay aobut 4xx.00 each month during summer. Las Vegas does offer equal pay plan, so you will be safe with paying the same amount all year opposed to paying 4 to 500 each month.
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Linda Strasb…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Jul 15, 2012
it's easy to check... just ask the utility providers for an estimate of prior usage for the property you're considering http://www.lindastrasberg.com/las-vegas-nevada-utility-provi…
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Great answer Linda!
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Fernando Mel…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Jun 17, 2014
You could also call Nevada Power 702-367-5555 and ask for an average power bill for any address, that will give you an idea of the bill. It is a free service.!




PHONE: 702-250-1900
FAX: 702-992-9955
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cliffaking, Home Owner, Las Vegas, NV
Wed Mar 5, 2014
our electric bill in summer 1700 sq ft 3 bd rm $150.00/month
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ben, Renter, Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV
Fri Mar 7, 2014
Thank you,I will recommend to visit; www,icecoldtech.com to save at least 18%+ on the A/C electric bill every month and to increase the BTU by 20%-30%.Ben
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Robert Adams, Agent, Henderson, NV
Fri Jan 3, 2014
Your best bet is to contact the utility company and ask them what the past summer time payments were (assuming your home is not brand new there should be a history on file).

If you need their contact info feel free to contact me.

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Bob, Renter, Home Place, LA
Mon Jul 9, 2012
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LV Home Buyer, Home Buyer, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Jul 22, 2008
To answer Joseph: The home we are thinking of is a ranch/one level, built in 2005, has energy efficient appliances, is 2400 sf, and has no pool or jacuzzi (unfortunately).

The current renter says she is paying 450 a month to keep it at 74 degrees F. There are four people living in the home who work days and are home nights. They are considering switching to flourescent bulbs - but I have to laugh and imagine this will not impact the bill very much since most of the bill seems to be A/C related.
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Joseph Rugge…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Jul 22, 2008
First I will ask you are you comfortable at 78 degrees or 69 degrees? That certainly matters. Is your home a modern home with extra insulation and low e windows or a older home with single pane windows? I have a 2500SF, 4 bedroom home and my last month's bill was $112. I expect that to go up to the upper $100s and maybe low $200s. But that will deviate based on your behavior and if you have a pool or spa or have many electronics and so on. I hope this helps!
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Linda Strasb…, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Fri Jan 3, 2014
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Chad Roberts, Agent, Henderson, NV
Sun Dec 29, 2013
The electricity bill can be $300-$500 in the summer, but it depends on how cool the home is, size of the home and also the year of the build. If you have a new home, it can have different efficiency standards than an older home. In addition, solar panels can help with the cost of a bill.

Chad Roberts
Realty One Group
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ben, Renter, Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV
Sun Dec 22, 2013
just install IceCOLD® a synthetic catalyst at your homes! home sized 2,400 SF, as 5 tons only
should have at least 6 tons,when it's 110 degree it will operate as 4 tons or less.
as a results,the compressors are working harder,electricity go's up and no efficiency!
IceCOLD® will lubricate the compressor by 54%,will save up to 28% in you electricity bills!
efficiency from the coil will be cooling as 8 tons or more and all of it for less the $450 a home
for life time!
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Suet, Both Buyer And Seller, North Las Vegas, NV
Wed Jul 11, 2012
350 to under 400 to keep home at 78 degrees day time and 80 at night, about 2000sq feet with POOL
older big screen TV , computers on all day. 2 adult household; 1 adult works from home. Extra freezer in garage, All lightbulbs energy efficient. Oh we also have dogs that go in and out all day, which I am sure impacts the temp in the house.
I have noticed that some people ALWAYS have the A/C on, and maybe those homes are extra cool, but there are ways to cut some energy usage: CF bulbs, powerstrips to shut off unused small electronics, using dishwasher and clothes washer in the late evening, even changing the house filters once a month will improve airflow and reduce electric usage. Good luck.
P.S. We moved from CT last year, and the electric here is way cheaper than our heating there!
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LV Home Buyer, Home Buyer, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Jul 22, 2008
That is what I've been hearing... $450 to $600 range for monthly electric bills. Then we will also have...gas...water/sewer......telephone....cable TV....internet....garbage service....
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Ron Johnson, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Tue Jul 22, 2008
I lived in a 2778 sq foot single story home last summer in Las Vegas. My largest power bill last summer was $551. This is because it had a pool and the pump runs often in the summer, 10 foot ceilings, expansive windows, wine fridge, BBQ island fridge and many other features. My bill may be on the high side, but we did use the programmable thermostat and kept it at 79 when we were home and 82 when we were not home.

I think the .10 per square foot is wrong for the summertime, this may be correct for an average over a 12 month period.
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