We're doing better than I thought! I was surprised, though, at the recommendation that we insulate the attic. Maye we should look into that.
We are already consider putting in more efficient windows.
In the average home, 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. The average desktop computer idles at 80 watts, while the average laptop idles at 20 watts. A Sony PlayStation 3 uses about 200 watts and nearly as much when idle. Idle power consumes more electricity than all the solar panels in America combined.
You've been working hard to make your home more efficient and engage in important energy-saving practices. But sometimes it's useful to take a comprehensive look at all the components of your home's energy systems, and uncover hidden opportunities for improvement. This Home Energy Survey from EnergySavvy can tell you a lot!
Find a friend who does live somewhere relevant and help them do this survey. Let us know how it goes!