As you know, making small changes, like adjusting your thermostat just a couple of degrees, can add up over time. Simple things like closing your curtains at night to stop drafts and replacing old light bulbs with newer energy efficient ones can make a difference on your power bill.
Here are a few more ideas for keeping energy costs down. Putting an egg timer in your bathroom to enforce the seven minute shower rule could really save some money on your water and energy bills. Simple house upkeep like cleaning your gutters at least twice a year can prevent mold and leaks. Cleaning out the lint that accumulates in you dryer hose can drastically reduce the time it takes to dry a load of clothes and can reduce the risk of fire. Unplug the dryer, slide it out, detach the hose from the back and vacuum out the lint.