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Old 02-11-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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It would be interesting to hear what heating costs are around the country.
I'm interested to hear what:
Gallon of heating oil costs
Gallon of propane
Cubic foot of natural gas
Monthly bill

This Winter fuel costs are much higher on Long Island than ever before.
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Ayuh,... I threw the valves on a homemade Owb the Sunday after Christmas,...
I'm burnin' chunk wood I've bartered for with a local Tree service,...
Pretty much Free... Heat, 'n hotwater anyways,...

Propane for the stove, 'n dryer is an annual event, fillin' my customer owned tanks, 2, 100lb.ers...
Don't remember the last fill up,... $3., 'n change a gallon, I believe...

Electric is runnin' about a Buck, 'n 1/2 a month,...
That's up from the usual summer bill of a Buck a month, but comsiderably lower since ditchin' the Electric dryer, 'n Hotwater...
Used to run $250.+ a month...

That's all dependin' on how many of My Love's kids have shown up, 'n for how long,...

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My last fill for heating oil was $2.99/gallon. I think its closer to $3.05 now. Right now I'm on a budget plan of $109 a month all year. We are probably going to blow that out of the water this year. We will pay way more than we use. Last year, my budget plan was $125 a month. I did a lot to seal up the house and I think that is making a difference with the heat this year.
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I used about 200 therms of natural gas in January this year. That tranlates to $300.00 for the month.
Electric cost was $165.00 for 800 KWH. LIPA charges about 28 cents a KWH. if I read this correctly. They charge you for the watts and then they charge you "Delivery and System charges" to get it to you.
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I'm running natural gas, keeping the house at 62 when I'm home, and 50 when I'm sleeping/away. It's 1957 ranch, 1600 square feet and I'm at $200/month. I live alone, so I don't mind the cold; once family/friends come over I increase it to 68ish. This summer I'll be insulating, and possibly installing a woodstove.
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Natural gas here which is around .50 cents a therm , about as cheap a heating fuel there is.

Yearly average gas bill $61.21 per month ( includes gas dryer and stove )( I looked at my online gas account for this figure)

the last 2 months were $112 and $110 ( northern tip of Illinois)

2200sq ft house kept at 71/72f winter and 77f summer

Electric is pushing .11 cents a KW ( co-op ).

Electric runs around $115-$160 ( winter/summer ac ).
( electric hot water )

I have some more insulating and tricks to do so I should be able to improve this a bit in the future.

Ni-Gas has your account history back 3 years ( online ), heating degree days, therm costs , therm usage , total bill.
This is pretty handy when comparing upgrades in efficiency.

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I live in south east ohio and just paid $2.15 a gallon for propane
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I used about 200 therms of natural gas in January this year. That tranlates to $300.00 for the month.
Electric cost was $165.00 for 800 KWH. LIPA charges about 28 cents a KWH. if I read this correctly. They charge you for the watts and then they charge you "Delivery and System charges" to get it to you.
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800KW X .28C = $224.00 not including taxes/delivery

I suspect your KW price is high but not as high as you believe.
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800KW X .28C = $224.00 not including taxes/delivery

I suspect your KW price is high but not as high as you believe.
Comes out to about 20.3 cents a KWH. Much better, but still 160.00+ for January.
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I live in south east ohio and just paid $2.15 a gallon for propane
My only point of reference is for filling a 20 lb barbecue tank this Summer. It ran about $24.00 with tax.
Doing research for a generator in upstate NY 2 years ago, propane was over $3.00 a gal(100 lb tank). It was just about the same cost per gal as #2 heating oil. At that time gasoline was at the $3.38 a gal., just like now.
How does this years price compare to last Winter?
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best i can tell it's a little cheaper this winter. i also have a correction to make. i'm not in south east ohio i'm in north east ohio. sorry....
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For me, last month was around $95 for 112 therms of Natural Gas through Ameren. Electric part of my city owned utility bill for Water, Sewer, Electric was $70 (672KWh @ $0.0706 /KWh ($47.44), Fuel Adj. 672 @ $0.024737 /KWh (16.62) (tax 2.15)).

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3.60 - 3.80 per gallon for oil around here, Upstate NY. They've been topping off my tank twice a month, costs 350-360 each time. I tried taping the bill above the thermostat in the hopes that the other members of the house would excercise restraint. But, somebody took it down- probably my wife.
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3.60 - 3.80 per gallon for oil around here, Upstate NY. They've been topping off my tank twice a month, costs 350-360 each time. I tried taping the bill above the thermostat in the hopes that the other members of the house would excercise restraint. But, somebody took it down- probably my wife.
Up in Copake, NY, my customer is paying about the same. The winter of 2008/2009 it was also that high.
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Correction 225-260 per month. Still about twice as much as I paid last year.

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