it is a newer space and is good on insulation, but our windows SUCK. They are wooden and air gets through them. The ceilings are 12' so air usage between this and the windows would be high. But we haven't been running heat or A/C for two months now, so I expected to see a drop.
The track lighting is all halogen bulbs, we expect this to be a big factor and are making a conscious effort to use them less. I'm also going to home depot this weekend to look into thermal blankets for the hot water heater.
Lastly, I'm trying to figure out how to turn down the temperature on my hot water heater but for the life of me I can't find a dial or thermostat or anything that looks turnable on the thing.
We have two computers that we leave on, but we turn off the monitors whenever we're asleep or not at home.
I remember moving out to Dallas two and a half years ago with a rate around 9 cents per kw/h - at 15 it's gone up astronomically. In addition to looking for ways to make the place more efficient I've called around and the absoulte cheapest I've found is called Gexa and they're offering me 12.5 cents per kw/h. Which I'm probably going to take. They offer frequent flyer miles too.