How many times have we considered calling the power company because the bill was just way too high? How many of us have invested in new windows or insulated our home to keep it comfortable all year round? Did it solve the problem? My approach to high price utility bills is practical. Get someone over who will take off the panel and find out which circuits are pulling the most "JUICE" power and determine why. You might have an issue no one ever suspected, but you bought the home "AS-IS" so it's your baby.