Energy costs, whether in the form of electricity bills or fuel can create quite a dent in household budgets, and every homeowner will try to save on energy costs. This also holds good for the users of all property, whether rented or owned.
A proper energy audit can help to give your effort to affect the needed savings a definite direction. It is important to see that all the appliances and light fixtures that you use are energy efficient. The use of LED and CFL lighting can greatly help to reduce energy costs. Making sure that lights and appliances are only switched on when needed can also help in this saving. You can always automate and use sensors and other devices to do it automatically, but these will have costs involved that may take a few years to recover. Programmable or smart thermostats are devices that can help in eliminating the waste of energy.