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Posted 16 December 2010 - 10:52 PM

I'm developing a budget exercise for my former CASA youth (she emancipated last month, but I am continuing to mentor her) and am wondering what an average SMUD bill would be for a two-bedroom apartment.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:19 PM

I'm developing a budget exercise for my former CASA youth (she emancipated last month, but I am continuing to mentor her) and am wondering what an average SMUD bill would be for a two-bedroom apartment.

Any help would be appreciated. :)

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Gas/Electric stove and Gas/Electric Dryer make a world of difference. I want to say my PG&E + SMUD bill was generally around $50-$100 combined. It varied greatly depending on how much we cooked, and how often we had the heater/air on when we lived in an apartment. You might want to call some apartment managers, they ought to have an idea of average costs for their rentals.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:28 PM

Gas/Electric stove and Gas/Electric Dryer make a world of difference. I want to say my PG&E + SMUD bill was generally around $50-$100 combined. It varied greatly depending on how much we cooked, and how often we had the heater/air on when we lived in an apartment. You might want to call some apartment managers, they ought to have an idea of average costs for their rentals.


Thanks, MTP. From what I've heard, many of the apartment complexes in Sacramento include gas in the cost of rent. The complex my son is about to move into will do so. At any rate, that is why I am inquiring about electricity alone. These complexes have separate laundry facilities, so no gas/electric bill there (although obviously money for the machines has to be considered). Would you say an average of $50 for electricity alone would be fair?
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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:32 PM

Thanks, MTP. From what I've heard, many of the apartment complexes in Sacramento include gas in the cost of rent. The complex my son is about to move into will do so. At any rate, that is why I am inquiring about electricity alone. These complexes have separate laundry facilities, so no gas/electric bill there (although obviously money for the machines has to be considered). Would you say an average of $50 for electricity alone would be fair?

I would say that would be about correct give or take. If it has AC it can be more in the summer months though. If she is low income SMUD has a great program that sets lower rates.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:38 PM

Thanks, NorCalGal.

Another question, how much does it cost these days to do one load of wash in pay machines (water + dryer)?
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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:42 PM

Thanks, NorCalGal.

Another question, how much does it cost these days to do one load of wash in pay machines (water + dryer)?

It varies by the complex for sure. When I lived in an apartment before moving here 2 years ago it was $1.00 to wash and $.50 to dry. I have a friend who live in an apartment and it's $1.00 to wash and to dry.

Also, wanted to say Thank you for referring Randy the barber to us when we moved here. My son has been going to him ever since!!

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:50 PM

It varies by the complex for sure. When I lived in an apartment before moving here 2 years ago it was $1.00 to wash and $.50 to dry. I have a friend who live in an apartment and it's $1.00 to wash and to dry.

Also, wanted to say Thank you for referring Randy the barber to us when we moved here. My son has been going to him ever since!!


Thanks again for the info. Isn't Randy a doll? Our son has been going to him for almost 20 years now.
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:32 AM

I believe that Microsoft had a utility analyzer website that is supposed to estimate AND help you save $$. I will have to dig through my emails to find that.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:00 AM

Where's Randy and how much $$$ does he charge? My 3 year old isn't the best at sitting still.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 06:49 PM

This is for gas furnace and water heater, electric everything else. One person, thermostat set at 78 summer and 68 winter. Water and garbage are paid for with the rent. Washer and dryer in the apartment too... so the energy to run them is included.

12/18/2009	SMUD	($31.12)
1/20/2010	SMUD	($28.77)
2/23/2010	SMUD	($29.53)
3/23/2010	SMUD	($27.01)
4/20/2010	SMUD	($29.88)
5/25/2010	SMUD	($32.47)
6/28/2010	SMUD	($35.11)
7/19/2010	SMUD	($47.01)
8/17/2010	SMUD	($33.36)
9/24/2010	SMUD	($39.77)
10/26/2010	SMUD	($31.59)
11/23/2010	SMUD	($29.67)
12/17/2010	SMUD	($31.14)

12/29/2009	PG&E	($13.23)
2/2/2010	PG&E	($17.60)
3/1/2010	PG&E	($13.16)
3/31/2010	PG&E	($7.97)
4/29/2010	PG&E	($10.72)
6/2/2010	PG&E	($7.34)
7/1/2010	PG&E	($6.79)
7/30/2010	PG&E	($5.52)
8/31/2010	PG&E	($5.00)
10/13/2010	PG&E	($5.22)
10/26/2010	PG&E	($4.86)
12/3/2010	PG&E	($5.92)

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:27 PM

This is for gas furnace and water heater, electric everything else. One person, thermostat set at 78 summer and 68 winter. Water and garbage are paid for with the rent. Washer and dryer in the apartment too... so the energy to run them is included.

12/18/2009	SMUD	($31.12)
1/20/2010	SMUD	($28.77)
2/23/2010	SMUD	($29.53)
3/23/2010	SMUD	($27.01)
4/20/2010	SMUD	($29.88)
5/25/2010	SMUD	($32.47)
6/28/2010	SMUD	($35.11)
7/19/2010	SMUD	($47.01)
8/17/2010	SMUD	($33.36)
9/24/2010	SMUD	($39.77)
10/26/2010	SMUD	($31.59)
11/23/2010	SMUD	($29.67)
12/17/2010	SMUD	($31.14)

12/29/2009	PG&E	($13.23)
2/2/2010	PG&E	($17.60)
3/1/2010	PG&E	($13.16)
3/31/2010	PG&E	($7.97)
4/29/2010	PG&E	($10.72)
6/2/2010	PG&E	($7.34)
7/1/2010	PG&E	($6.79)
7/30/2010	PG&E	($5.52)
8/31/2010	PG&E	($5.00)
10/13/2010	PG&E	($5.22)
10/26/2010	PG&E	($4.86)
12/3/2010	PG&E	($5.92)



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Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:31 PM

Where's Randy and how much $$$ does he charge? My 3 year old isn't the best at sitting still.



Randy, who is a Folsom icon, used to have a shop by the DMV. Some years ago he converted his garage into a barber shop. He's at 223 Persifer St. You can contact him at 983-7251. He's great with kids. Tell him the Boogaards referred you.

I don't know what his kids' cut costs these days. My son is 21 now. With tip I pay him $25, but I honestly don't remember what his fee is without my added tip. :)
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:25 PM

Here is that Microsoft home utilities estimator/saver website I was alluding to earlier:

http://www.microsoft-hohm.com/

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:23 AM

Here is that Microsoft home utilities estimator/saver website I was alluding to earlier:

http://www.microsoft-hohm.com/



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Posted 22 December 2010 - 05:30 PM

Hm... I currently live in a 2 BR apt. and I would say the AVERAGE SMUD bill is about $55. In our complex we pay for ALL utilities.





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