Two simple things that you can do, nearly cost free, to save on your electric bills: 1) Stop using a clothes dryer! String some heavy wire between a few trees and pin up your laundry. You don't need much (or any) Fabric softener, so you save there. There's no electricity used. No heat shrinkage. For dark colored clothes, turn them inside out before you hang them up to prevent sun fading. They will dry naturally, and smell fresh. 2) Invest in a water heater timer. You set the timer to turn the water heater on for an hour or two in the morning, and then again an hour or two in the evening. That way your water heater doesn't run all day, heating water that won't be used, and it costs less than $50. These are two of the heaviest users of electricity in your home.