What is the average electric bill during the summer months for a 4 bedroom house of 3000 sq ft?

Asked by flcalabrese, Valencia, CA Sat Nov 17, 2012

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Mr.george.t.…, Renter, San Bernardino, CA
Tue Jul 21, 2015
2200 ft homeowner, 2 story, pool filter use low, AC every night during the summer, house built 1998, bill average 250 to 350
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truevaluehavc, , Castaic, CA
Sun Feb 22, 2015
Sean you have the most intelligent response here.
( peak loads during summer and winter )( base loads year round)
As a energy rater here in California I have seen anywhere between $ 125 to $700 during summer. Depending on many factors like: location ,The home air changes per hour ( ACH50), bad or no insulation, windows, Bad air and heating installations ( THAT IS A SUBJECT ITSELF), pools ( if applicable), irresponsible people, not maintaining H VAC equipment, and many more....Most people buy for the properties aesthetics and completely forget the house is a system itself. How the home is put together and the quality of the air conditioning and heating system / maintenance are fundamental factors for comfort and energy use.
I suggest asking for previous bills for the home - ask how the ac and heating system was used previously ( conservative or non conservative) - Was the equipment maintained properly and all the above and more.
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Tracey Hamps…, Agent, Valencia, CA
Fri Sep 13, 2013
On average if you are just cooling the home and have it running 24/7 I would estimate $300 a month. Dual paned windows really help lower the cost and of course adding solar is a huge difference!

Hope that helps!
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Yeprem P. Da…, , Encino, TX
Sun Nov 18, 2012
If you run the air a lot i would range something around $190-250, conservative number. But this all depends on structure, type of windows, etc....

Yeprem P. Davoodian
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Sean Seckar, Agent, Santa Clarita, CA
Sat Nov 17, 2012
Other factors to Laura's response is if the home is one story or two? Vaulted ceilings are more expensive to cool. Does the home have dual AC and which way does the home face? My home has all the large windows facing west and south where as my neighbors is reverse. I get all the sun and my bill is traditionally more than theirs. Taking in all the factors, you should expect to pay between $250 and $500 in the warmer summer months. More if there is a pool.
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Tony Lewis, Agent, Valencia, CA
Sat Nov 17, 2012
$170.00 would be as good a guess as any!

Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia
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Sona Gallatin, Agent, Santa Clarita, CA
Sat Nov 17, 2012
Where are you moving from to compare?
Did you know that over all utilities will actually be lower here in Santa Clarita than in the San Fernando Valley? And your car and health insurance are in a lower rate zone.

Happy Thanksgiving!
More Santa Clarita info on my website.
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Laura Coffey, Agent, Santa Clarita, CA
Sat Nov 17, 2012
That depends on so many factors. How fugal will you be? Does the house have a pool? How old is the house? How much will you run the air? Does the house have solar?
I had a bill for $600 one month but I like to run my air, have a pool, and three spoiled teenagers.
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