The cost of your electric bill can become excessive. The costs of electricity are well known to be on the rise, and you don't have to watch the news to be aware of this fact. This costs become especially difficult to deal with during the winter or summer months. Thankfully, costs can be reduced by making a few habitual changes. Remember to shut off appliances that you are not using. This includes shutting off lights that you aren't using, as well as the TV or computer. Take short showers and consider only running the water to rinse yourself off. Turn down your refrigerator, A/C, and heater settings. This can dramatically reduce your costs.