The cost of electricity is going up (both in dollars and in environmental and health impacts) and it doesn't show any signs of doing otherwise. The lowest hanging fruit just begging to be picked are simple energy-saving practices. They're also the most cost effective.
Top tasks include:Replace your light bulbs with light emitting diodes (LEDs). They have come so far down in price that you should take a pass on compact fluorescents. Thankfully, with massive improvements in green lightingtechnology in the last few years, the options for energy-efficient illumination are greater than ever. But you don't need to spend big bucks to transform your space - in fact, implementing these alternative lighting options can put extra money in your pocket.