Electric bill cost for a (by Melissa Berentsen [MT]) Apr 7, 2021 9:16 AM|
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Electric bill cost for a (by Melissa Berentsen [MT]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 9:16 AM
I live in a 20ft× 25ft apt in N.W Montana , in a End Apt w/ Blanket's on every window BASEBOARD HEATERS 4 of them , I use the 2 living room ones , I have a small Hot water Heater and a up to date frig & Electric stove don't cook much ,
BUT Electric Bills are Running $84-Spring / winter $109 my thermostat is set at 69 ° and I'm am freezing all the time v
I have talked to Manager he says it cause I'm on a End Apt
Talked Electric Co
They told it is because a flybyNight co came in and built a bunch of these Complexes W/ very little INCELATION .
CAN YOU give me some insight of what it Truly Should Be Costing me Because I Feel it's Out Rageouse !??z
PLEASE HELP , I CAN NOT AFFORD THESE ELECTRIC BILLS
I LIVE ON A FIXED INCOME
And can Not get Anywhere w/ my manager.
Thank you M.B --174.254.xxx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 9:36 AM
No one here can help you. Contact your electric company to come do an audit. Here, they do them for free or minimal cost and that is then reimbursed through some other program. Here, through a program called LIHEAP you can get help paying your utility bills if you are needy. Here, the utilities and/or the state (not exactly sure how it's funded) will insulate and weatherproof for free.
Do your homework. That said, the true cost is what you are paying. If you don't like it, you need to be proactive and attempt to help yourself with some of the items mentioned above (or whatever it is your state has) or move. --72.70.xxx.xx
Electric bill cost for a (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 9:58 AM
On your electric bill, what is the rate per kwh (kilo watt hour) ? --73.215.xxx.xx
Electric bill cost for a (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:12 AM
Look for another place to live with lower rent, utilities included or ask for electric amounts from previous tenant when looking but remember that can vary. Check to see if you qualify for help. --75.67.xxx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by Jim [OH]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:15 AM
You are not a tree. You can move. --184.57.xxx.xx
Electric bill cost for a (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:26 AM
Wear a sweater. --67.43.xxx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:28 AM
It sounds like you have all electric property. For an all electric property, you bills are actually rather low.
But even with the amount you are using, you believe it is too much then you really do need to find a new home without the baseboard heat - especially located where you are at.
Best of luck --24.154.xx.x
Electric bill cost for a (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:30 AM
Turn up the heat 15 degrees and be warm. Sounds like very cheap utilities. Paying a little more money and be comfortable. I understand it's warmer by the equator. Cheap rent can mean high utilities. Do you have cheap rent? I didn't built it. --208.54.xx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:36 AM
WOW! That IS outrageous! Outrageously cheap!
NW Montana, and everything is electric?
Before you moved in, you knew everything was electric and it was an end unit.
If you don't want to move, you can do things to save more energy.
I don't know what you expect your manager to do about it. Nothing is the answer.
The free energy audit is a great place to start.
Also, just some ideas are:
Only turn on the water heater about 1/2 hour before you are going to shower / use it. Do all your "hot water" stuff at the same time, then shut it down for the rest of the day.
1" of dead air provides insulation value. Loose blankets over the window, not so much. Plus, they block the sun from helping to warm up the inside. try clear, heat-shrink plastic and inch or so from the glass. Let the sun shine in, then place your extra insulation (blanket) tightly against the wall other times of day.
Lower your thermostat more. I know a family who never goes above 60, and down to 50 at night. I kept mine at 65 for many years to save money. Wear a sweatshirt. When you are asleep is an especially good time to turn it down.
Summer is coming. Set aside money every month to save up for the higher winter heating bills. --68.229.xxx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 10:51 AM
Wow, $109 for heat in Montana is cheap. It's cold there. When it is cold outside you have to pay for heat.
If you are not happy, give proper notice, as outlined in you lease, and move to a different apartment.
You are on "fixed income" which means you are getting some sort of government check and don't have to stay where you are because your job is there. So move a lot further south where it isn't so cold in the winter.
It's warmer in Mississippi and rent is cheap there. If you choose to live in one of the coldest spots in the nation, you are going to have to pay for heat. --76.178.xxx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 2:38 PM
You might ask the owner if you could build another unit next to yours and split the rent with him while you save heating the last wall? --76.188.xxx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 3:25 PM
If you think the inside units will be less expensive to heat, put in a request for the next inside unit that comes up. Just remember it will be noisier.
And layer you clothing much more. If I can't afford to heat my place, I'm sure not going to keep the heat at about 70 degrees. Aim for about 60 degrees and bundle up. --73.25.xx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 7, 2021 11:41 PM
You are fortunate not living in Ontario Canada where the electric bill would be three times what you are paying as once the coal fired generating were eliminated electric costs skyrocketed. Older buildings were poorly insulated where all the walls and ceilings would have to be spray foamed. Also the baseboard heating would have to replaced with a high efficiency split heat pump which would easily use half the power or less. There are heat pump water heaters which take heat from surrounding then transfer into tank. That being said it would very expensive to upgrade insulation along with installing new heating equipment. There is no easy answer here where two things are completely opposed. Had a tenant complain about heat where ran a thermal camera where the hot water baseboard was heating where the tenant wanted the heat turned up where the window was wide open in the middle of February where the outside temperature was -10 degrees Celsius. The heating is designed that if a window is left open the temperature drop as the electronic boiler control is precise. No one knows what is going to happen when coal fired generating stations are closed down where electric rates are going to go. If possible sealing up around windows would help reduce air infiltration. If a building was super insulated then there would no need for a heating or cooling system but retrofitting a existing building would be costly. --99.236.xxx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 8, 2021 5:01 AM
Mainly wear long underwear along with use four comforters for bed along with have electric mattress pad where can turn down heat at night. When lived in electrically heated rental unit turned down heat at night then keep heat on in the bedroom. In the house slowly breaking walls then spray foaming along with spray foaming ceilings where over time going to reduce heat loss as house was built in 1983. As long as wood is available then can use wood stove where do not have to use high efficiency natural gas furnace. Skids are free. There is a carbon tax on natural gas here which is going to rise every year. --99.236.xxx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Apr 8, 2021 9:02 AM
Concur with others that for electric heat and electric hot water that is a very good price. Do you also have a washer and dryer? But you may want to find an apartment that includes these in the rent as it sounds like it is causing you stress. --70.20.xx.xx
Electric bill cost for a (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Apr 8, 2021 12:07 PM
You're doing pretty well with your costs. Especially in Montana!
For comparison, I have a 528-sf above-garage apartment. All electric. 12/20-1/20, it was $215. 1/20-2/20 it was $353. (Snowvid.) 2/20-3/20 it was $127. And that's Texas, about 1300 miles south of you... --137.118.xx.xxx
Electric bill cost for a (by Libi [NY]) Posted on: Apr 8, 2021 8:57 PM
Plastic film on windows will help, I promise.
You can use the store bought kit with a double tape or use a sturdy plastic (think clear bath curtain type) with Velcro or magnetic strips around the windows’ perimeter.
I learned that the canopy bed was used to keep a warm air near your bed, and the curtains wasn’t for decoration only. Just the idea you might want to think of.
Electric bill cost for a (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2021 10:27 AM
That is a cheap electric bill! And I'm in NC, way south of you!
We keep our heat at 67 in the winter and wear sweaters and slippers, and lower it to 64 at night.
We keep our AC at 77 in summer, and sweat.
But I know many people who prefer personal comfort over savings, so it's up to you which is more important. --50.82.xxx.xxx
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