I just realized my electric company has a really cool feature where you answer a series of questions (home size, # of floors, # of people in your home, types of appliances, heating, etc.) and they will compare your most recent month's electric usage to those of houses near you that have similar criteria. Guess what, I am using much less electricity than those I was compared against! Check out the graphic, below:
And here is the graph for the annual use! Even better!
After being so careful, and being discouraged that the bills weren't lower, it makes me feel good to know at least I way on the low side of energy usage compared to my neighbors! I must be doing some things right!