Electric heating costs MN to MT: sticker shock
I'm trying to figure out where the difference in floor board heating bills is coming from between the Twin Cities (MN) and Bozeman MT. For several years in two apts/condos, small and relatively large, the Xcel Energy bill in the TC was about $30-35 in winter, temperature being kept around 70F. In MT, I've run into sticker shock while looking for a place. In similar size units and types of building insulation, people commonly report $200/month or more electric in winter, $50 in summer (I checked with a couple of electricians also). I'm trying to figure out what's driving the difference. Assume the meters are correct and being read correctly, and that MN rates are 8.1c/kWhr, while MT is 10.2c. Anyone have some ideas what might be creating the difference? Thanks.