There are many things you can do to lower your electric bill, but going the extra mile to make your home energy efficient can save you hundreds per month. Here, homeowner Gerald Singleton explains how he was able to reduce his monthly bills, and drastically cut the cost of installing solar paneling to do so. “My heating bill was getting to be $600 a month, because I was running a space heater in my mother’s room 24 hours a day,” says the Flushing, N.Y. resident. “It just was becoming prohibitive to heat the house in the winter.”