I'm buying my first house in the next month and I'm obsessed with estimating my monthly budget. Can anyone help me estimate my electric bill (the only unknown for me)? Here are some specifics: One and 1/2 occupants - me and the dog. 1600 square foot, one-story, house with a basement and attached 2-car garage. All electric appliances (fridge, washer/dryer, stove, dishwasher, new water heater, garage door opener). Oil heat, but it's forced hot-air. Anyone care to hazard an educated guess? Normally, I would just contact the electric company (if it weren't a Sunday), but the house was occupied by an elderly woman who has been living in an assisted care facility since about February. I'm afraid that her usage/bill would be less than mine, hence skewing the estimate. I'm budgeting $150/month, but I'm hoping that it will be less (of course). Thanks in advance!