Our electric bill has been outrageous. We have had a lot of really hot days and our windows are not the most energy efficient and the AC is not the newest most efficient system. So, all that together adds up to high electric bill. It's a good thing that our gasoline use has gone down, it helps to balance out the the electric bill. Anyway, we got some curtains this weekend for the living room. I really like them I think they give the room a more finished feeling.