I stopped using my electric dryer. I also began unplugging the microwave, tv's, and turning off computer and monitor at night. What a difference! You folks probably know this but I am amazed! Some difference between last year and this are: Been warm. Oil furnace not on much because of Pellet stove & warm weather. Pellet stove on to zone heat when we are down stairs. (most of the day) More Christmas lights than last year. Air dry clothes when ever possible. My family complains about stiff clothes, having to plug in and UNPLUG the device, and shutting down the computer. I moved into this home three years ago. Our last house had NG everything. NG is not an option here. So I just realsized the differences when doing simple things.