First time home buyer - utility bill estimateI'm a first time home shopper and trying to find out how much is the average utility bill for a 2000 square foot home in Essex County. House uses gas heat. I know it depends on the usage but just trying to get an idea. My realtor said to multiply the mortgage payment including taxes by 40% but that seems awful high or is that correct?I would ask owners but I am focusing mainly on bank sales.March 20 2008 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.