I got a little careless earlier this year and had an electric bill just under $700 for one month (400 to 500 average sometimes pushing 6), I heat with oil and only heat one room with electric, and I wasn't growing weed or anything, so I was quite Po'd. At any rate, I found this site: http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/ This guy is great. I tallied up last years usage for a baseline and decided to see what I could do. I figured I would set a goal to cut 20%. After 4 months I managed 16%. I did not put much effort into this. Shut off the shop lights which are older flourecsent and not energy efficient ballasts, installed the new compact low wattage bulbs (takes a little experiementing to see if you can handle the lighting difference. For the light in my office I may have to try a different fixture to get adequate light with the new bulbs. I watch the kids using the dryer, (35 cents a load is average) don't let the kids run the dryer 4evah. I asked them to be mindful of the time in the shower (hot water). Tough thing about electric bills, it is death by a thousand cuts. No one thing is big enough to knock off a chunk, it's the little things. Every month when the new bill comes, I search out more savings. Just mentioning this because. screw it, this wasn't that hard to do. once in a while I apply myself and get results.