Utilities in Big Bear CA can be confusing if you are new buyer since each Big Bear property or house for sale in the area can vary as to what services are available. One of the most frequently asked questions is, how much do utilities cost?
This can vary greatly depending on the season. Making sure your home is as heat efficient as possible can help reduce any winter bills. For instance, using a wood stove, fireplace or forced air makes a difference during the winter. Dual paned windows and quality insulation also can help reduce utility costs.
Other influencing factors? Believe it or not, your daily conservation habits and your mailing address! Being a good conservationist by turning off lights and scheduling a specific temperature range, or times of operation for your heater, can save you money.
In addition, part-time residents that have become full-time residents have reported that they see a reduction with the address change. Some residents run their heat at night and reduce the thermostat temperature during the day or during times they are not inside the home.
Another unique difference in this mountain area resort is that not all locations have neighborhood trash service. This means that in some areas, trash and recyclables must be taken to the nearby disposal yards or the Big Bear dump.
Consider asking your Big Bear Realtor to have the seller transfer the utilities to your name at the close of escrow since any interruption in utility service usually costs more than transferring directly from the seller’s name to that of the buyer’s name.
Some Big Bear Realtors will assist in the transfer of utilities as part of their services–so don’t hesitate to ask if that is an option when you enter into escrow.
For your convenience, Rahill Realty has compiled a list of the utility companies serving real estate in Big Bear, CA. Keep in mind that the mailing address is usually different from the street address so before attempting any correspondence, or sending in an address change, it is a good idea to always confirm you have the correct address.
Rahill Realty hopes this resource listing helps your transition to being a Big Bear property owner easier. If you are seeking Big Bear Real Estate, take a minute to search our Big Bear MLS online while you are here. Our Big Bear Realtors would love to help you with a home tour or any questions so don’t hesitate to call 909.547-4402.