I’m glad I stumbled upon this thread. I’m going to see a house for rent this Friday in North Jersey (Morris County). I’ve lived in apartments in the city most of my life so I’ve never had to choose one type of heating over the other and have never had to pay for heat/hot water directly. The house I’m going to see has an electric water heater and propane gas for everything else. I was surfing around for an average cost and usage of propane in this area. I don’t know that I could pay this much ($500-$800 a month or even for just 4 months) for just one utility. That’s just nuts. If it has an electric water heater, will it help the situation by much? The house has dishwasher, washer/dryer, and one bathroom. I wanted to get a practice run before I purchased a home, but now I don’t know that it would be worth it.