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Old 30.03.2011, 11:47
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Hi all, can anyone advise me on the monthly heating oil/gas & electric bill for a semi or detatched house, aprox 130 sqm & built in the 80s.
I know one shoe does not fit all so any size or age house information would be of benefit to us. We are looking to buy a house but do not have access to this information.
Many thanks in advance.
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Old 30.03.2011, 13:06
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Re: Heating & Electric bills

To give you an idea:

I have a house built in the 80s, oil (still the original burner), underfloor heating system. The house is three floors plus cellar, total m2 is ca. 220, of which ca 170 is considered 'Wohnflache'.

Over the 6 years we've had the house we use ca. 800 liters oil per year. One very cold year we used about 1000 liters, but mostly we are close to the 800 mark.

(Disclaimer: I prefer to keep my house on the cool side.)

The price per liter varies so much that I'll leave you to do the math.

We buy oil as a group - all the folks in the Quartier get together and order in bulk, giving us a slightly better price.

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Have you checked that the furnace passes the cantonal inspection for emmissions each year? Ours was recently found to exceed the allowable level, so we are required to replace it before 2014. I've budgeted 25,000 for this...
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Re: Heating & Electric bills

That is an incredibly low consumption. It must also be cool...

My boss has a 1970s house, probably more like 160 sq. m., and burns his way through over 2000 liters a year.

Out duplex, 150 sq. m., built in 1998 with excellent insulation and running a ground source heat pump, still consumes about 900.- SFr per year in electricity. If we used separate counters for each house half (fees and hassles associated), we could maybe save about 100.-, but that 100.- is worth the lack of hassles with the neighbours.

Electricity for everything else (including boiler) is also about 800.- per year.
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Re: Heating & Electric bills

Agree with the post of Meloncollie, more or less what ours is. Disclaimer is that we run heat/hot water exclusively on the oil, replaced the oil furnace last year, so considerably savings, although have not calculated the new yearly figures yet. Go through 1 tank, tank 1000 l, per year. Depending on cost of oil, and your purchase agreement, this will give you the cost. Generally a few thousand per year for heat/hot water. Electricity, really varies on your family style/usage. For a decent house, likely double an avg. apartment, but so many variables like how often wash, have dishwasher run, electical appliances efficiency standards, etc.
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Re: Heating & Electric bills

Just got the electric bill in the mail - CHF 290 for the quarter, so assume something like 1200 per year.

Now, I admit to being a bit of an electricity spendthrift - I do laundry practically round the clock (oh, the joys of home ownership! ), lots of power tools used in the garden, I'm not as careful as I should be about turning off appliance and lights... but this should give you a good idea.
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I get a monthly electricity bill for 35CHF a month, which is so low, that I think something is not quite right...
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I get a monthly electricity bill for 35CHF a month, which is so low, that I think something is not quite right...

I would expect that you are paying the rest "within" your rental bill. Assuming that you are renting.
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Re: Heating & Electric bills

We live in a 3.5 apartment and average at 250CHF/quarter for electricity.

Laundry is separate so doesn't count, however we do have a water boiler and it eats up a lot of energy (about a half of our monthly bill, even if it runs only at night when electricity is cheaper). We do a considerable amount of cooking, but otherwise I think we are rather savy when it comes to electricity.

Whenever we leave for several days, we disconnect all appliances and turn of the boiler - this helps a great deal to conserve resources.
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