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Topic: How much increase in electric bill?  (Read 3387 times)
househunter
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« on: January 09, 2012, 09:01:03 PM »

Hi Everyone,

I am looking at buying a house.  The old owner of a house I like had a steam sauna and a hot tub (along with 4 kids).  I called the power company and the High/avg/low for house (which has a HP and a wood stove) is $362/$240/$170.  These are REALLY high for the area.  The house was built in the mid 1990s and has a heat pump.  I figure the hot tub was $30-$50/month

I am wondering about what you think it would cost a month for the sauna (since it is no longer in the house)?  I know it could vary by a bit but I was wondering about ballpark figures.

Thanks so much!
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Jennifer
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 08:08:39 AM »

This varies based on the electric company in use and their charge for kilowatts per hour so it is difficult to give you a ballpark for the month but in general a wet steam shower and a dry sauna take pennies to operate and are used on demand.  They do not draw any electric when not in use.  A hot tub takes a lot of electric since it runs all the time to keep the water at a certain temperature.
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househunter
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 09:19:03 AM »

Good to know.  Thanks so much Jennifer!  Guess it's probably something else kicking up the electric bill.

Thanks again
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