From natural to gasoline to crude, the cost of energy is sky high. Many residents across the east are keeping a close watch on their thermostats. Experts say lowering temperatures by just one degree could save anywhere from three to five percent on your bill. Washing clothes in cold water will help you conserve as well. Experts say energy prices are dependent on the season, the supply, and the demand. If you still can't modify your bill by cutting corners, look to your local social services department for help.