Two months ago our home was using about 15-20% more energy than a typical home similar in size to ours. Now, after initiating several energy cutting methods, we are now using about 30% less energy than typical homes of our size. That's awesome! We're about 20% higher than a similar energy efficient home, so there's still some work to be done. This latest assessment doesn't include many days after we started increasing the temp during the day when no one is home. I'm hoping the next assessment that comes out will reflect this and we'll see our energy use more in line with an efficient home.