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floatn turd

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Howdy,

I'm trying to build an acuate picture of what the utilities will cost in Havasu per month.

Full time residence x 4 occupied, 3 bedroom, 1,700-ish sqft house, maybe built in the early 2000s.

Electric: ? (Average in the Summer months)
Gas: ?
Water / Trash: ?
Cable: ?

I have my ideas but just want to see if I'm in the ballpark.

Thank you for any insite you can provide.

FT
 

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Howdy,

I'm trying to build an acuate picture of what the utilities will cost in Havasu per month.

Full time residence x 4 occupied, 3 bedroom, 1,700-ish sqft house, maybe built in the early 2000s.

Electric: ? (Average in the Summer months)
Gas: ?
Water / Trash: ?
Cable: ?

I have my ideas but just want to see if I'm in the ballpark.

Thank you for any insite you can provide.

FT
Electric - go solar. Haven't had a bill in 2 years. Before that I was $50-60 in the winter $280 in summer.
Gas - most houses are all electric, If you have it $40 a month with gas appliances
Water/sewer/trash - $80-100
Cable - sky is the limit.
Internet - 400 mpbs - $80 a month
 

FlyByWire

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I’m renting exactly what you listed. Me full time and 3 kids half of the week or so.

Electric is 130 outside of summer, 250-275 during summer set at 76.

Water / sewer / trash is 85

Internet (suddenlink) 79/ month for the promo I got which I’ll cancel before I move into my new place.
 

mjc

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City bill min $82, water sewer trash
Like boat 405 solar min 20.94
Internet I use starlink 110.
 

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29 year old 1700 square foot house with old air conditioner $382 was my highest Summer and around $112 in early spring

Water/trash around $83 in the winner and around $155 in the summer, I have a lot of agitation that I don’t water during winter averaging.

I don’t live on gas, I probably spend $600 a year in propane, mainly for the pool heater

$95 a month for Internet only 😡
 

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I’m in Phoenix Arizona. 2100 sqft

Summer months you can count on $375-550 mo electric.

Water is about $125, if you don’t have a pool or lawn, and take long hot showers.

Gas is cheap, since we don’t run our heaters.

Cable/internet is $200-300, depending on how many cable boxes you need.
 

warpt71

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Water has been about 80 a month for me and 4 kids
electric is right about 100 now that the ac is off and I only run the heater from the time we get home till bed time, summer? I dont remember, I dont think it crossed 300?
Internet, I havent moved it over, but its 85 at the old house. It just went up and I could call and argue it down to a new promotion and will when I move it to my new house next month.
 

floatn turd

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Thank you all for the info.

I was "off" in my numbers.
Glad to hear it's cheaper than I thought.

I thought a Havasu Electric bill in the summer would straight RAPE me, like it does in SoCal.
(High $400's)


Any kind of, "have to haves" ?
Or
Ask the seller if, the house was upgraded with.........?
Or
Recently replaced the...........?

That will make a big difference in an early 2000s house?


Thank you.
FT
 

FlyByWire

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Thank you all for the info.

I was "off" in my numbers.
Glad to hear it's cheaper than I thought.

I thought a Havasu Electric bill in the summer would straight RAPE me, like it does in SoCal.
(High $400's)


Any kind of, "have to haves" ?
Or
Ask the seller if, the house was upgraded with.........?
Or
Recently replaced the...........?

That will make a big difference in an early 2000s house?


Thank you.
FT

Water softener / RO is a must out here.

Have the windows tinted. (Shameless plug for Ace Glass Tinting)
 

Ace in the Hole

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Not full time but the house is occupied 50+% of the year either by my snowbird mom or us. We don't alter temps whether occupied or not anymore. Garage is AC'd at 74*ish year round, house is kept at 72ish. I have a portable unit in my bedroom that I keep at 66 when in town in the summer. 2700sq feet, with another maybe 2200sq garage. 3.5 ton garage ac, 5 ton main house. house is a 17 seer Amana unit, garage is I think a 14 seer. Home was built in early 2000's but we did a full gut remodel in 2020. Lots of LED, better insulation, etc. Open floor plan and a big 110in fan circulating the air in the center of the house that never gets shut off (this was a big impact....)

Electric: $250-325 summer, $100-150 winter
Gas: $50-200 depending if we heat the pool.
Water 100ish/mo autopay..depends on some factors Trash is built into havasu utilities.
We cut the cord at home...but spend around $180 for high speed internet, cable and streaming there.

Window tint, Sunscreens etc all make a big difference. We have wood shutters on all windows in the house, and I put Rpanels in certain windows in the summer...I'm going to add some insulation before it gets hot and radiant barrier the entire attic..hoping to drop 25% in cooling costs after that. I'm wanting to get some new baselines before I do my solar add on.
 

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Howdy,

I'm trying to build an acuate picture of what the utilities will cost in Havasu per month.

Full time residence x 4 occupied, 3 bedroom, 1,700-ish sqft house, maybe built in the early 2000s.

Electric: ? (Average in the Summer months)
Gas: ?
Water / Trash: ?
Cable: ?

I have my ideas but just want to see if I'm in the ballpark.

Thank you for any insite you can provide.

FT
We are a 2 adult 3 children home with a pool, garage AC’s, laundry running daily, 2011 Build 4/4 2000 sq ft. All electric. Majority of homes in town are unless you are lucky enough to be on a street with gas, in a subdivision or in Residential Estates.
We let the electric company average our bill so it’s the same all year. Ranges from $250-$300 a month all year. (If I didn’t average my August bill is about $700.
Water is about $80-$100/mo They run a sewer assessment every year for several months that’s sets your usage level and your rate is based on that. We screwed up one year and our bill was about $120-$140/mo that year. That Bill includes trash/sewer.
Cable - We don’t have it. Internet We use Optimum at the house and Frontier Fiber Optic at the Office. About $100/mo.we stream everything we watch.
 

RiverDave

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Should be noted that on our electric bill it has that graph that says how much you use.. it’s all of havasu on the graph and that graph looks like

I ——————— I. “Us”. Lol

It literally goes all the way to the right of the page and isn’t on the graph.. we are the less than 1% of gross over users of electricity..
 

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We are a 2 adult 3 children home with a pool, garage AC’s, laundry running daily, 2011 Build 4/4 2000 sq ft. All electric. Majority of homes in town are unless you are lucky enough to be on a street with gas, in a subdivision or in Residential Estates.
We let the electric company average our bill so it’s the same all year. Ranges from $250-$300 a month all year. (If I didn’t average my August bill is about $700.
Water is about $80-$100/mo They run a sewer assessment every year for several months that’s sets your usage level and your rate is based on that. We screwed up one year and our bill was about $120-$140/mo that year. That Bill includes trash/sewer.
Cable - We don’t have it. Internet We use Optimum at the house and Frontier Fiber Optic at the Office. About $100/mo.we stream everything we watch.


Thank you for the info.
And
I did get your msg the other day.
We might be in Havasu soon to look at some houses.
I will give you a call early next week.

Thanks again.

FT
 
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