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Jun. 9th, 2009 | 04:26 pm
posted by: sml4401 in pittsburgh

I'm new to the area and looking for apartments.  There was one apartment that has electric heating (not gas) and AC, and claimed the total electric cost is only ~ $50/month.  Is that correct or are bills typically higher?

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Ray

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from: pallmalls
date: Jun. 9th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
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Depends on the apartment. Some large buildings provide the heating and cooling for free, but you pay the electricity to run the blower fans. Some places are 100 years old and so poorly insulated that heating bills can be over $500 in the colder months. We'd really need more information to work with.

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Claire C. Cake

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from: ras2883
date: Jun. 9th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
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My two-bedroom apartment has 14-foot ceilings and bad windows, and we pay ~$90 in the summer months (running the AC at ~70 degrees) and ~200-300 in the winter.

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Amberdulen

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from: amberdulen
date: Jun. 9th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
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It's possible. I lived in an underground one-bedroom that got around that. I was also Scroogish with the thermostat.

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from: sml4401
date: Jun. 10th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the replies! I managed to find a current resident there who said her bills were ~$50 in summer and ~100 in winter. It was a 1 br in Shadyside and pretty well maintained.

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Collecting Blues and Greens

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from: journalismgirl
date: Jun. 10th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
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For mine, that sounds about right.

I pay $50 or so during the spring and fall, and usually mid-$60s to upper $90s in the winter, and I'm blanking on the summer.

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