We moved to Texas from Missouri in June. I am used to big ass gas bills in the winter but always had that on budget billing in MO. My electric bill for last month was $300. with the other utilities I am paying almost $450 for everything. We owned our house in MO and now are renting a duplex in TX. What are some things to help lower my bill since I can't do anything permanent to windows etc. I had my thermostat set on 78. I turned it up to 80. We are using ceiling fans during the day. I knew it was going to be higher because rates are higher here but I want to get this under control as much as possible. My first month here we only paid $300 total for all utilities.