In researching how to reduce our electrical usage I found some helpful links to pass on.
For us, it looks like the biggies I can cut back on are hot water and dryer usage. Both of ours are electric, we do not have gas at our house. Here's my little experiment. I will wash colored loads in cold water and hang two loads a day. (In the winter I can use a drying rack and hang clothes on the shower rods on hangers.) When the next bill arrives I will post the difference in our usage. Hopefully it will be worth the extra effort!