I live in upstate (western) New York. Approximately 3,900 sq foot house including finished basement which is where my office is. Also I have 5 young daughters....yes I am certifiably insane Here is the deal.... our gas and electric bill so far this summer has been about $200 a month and this is WITHOUT air conditioning!!! We are finally caving in and cranking on the AC with the recent heat, but I am shocked by how much our utility bill has been already. We have a gas dryer but the gas portion of the $200 plus bill is only about $30 in the summer. Since we only recenly moved here from Colorado, maybe NY electricity is way more expensive....everything else seems to be! My simple question is, does leaving my 3 computers on 24 hours a day add that much to an electric bill ( they all have the auto sleep mode or what ever). ALso, what is others experiences with electricity...maybe we just leave too many lights on!