Saving energy on your utility bills shouldn’t be a sacrifice. It shouldn’t require you to adopt a “green” lifestyle or live completely off the grid. Nor should you have to give up the creature comfort of home. Thankfully, energy management technologies and systems have made it possible to conserve without creating discomfort. There are a variety of smart home solutions that can help your household run more efficiently and consume less power. Smart thermostats that adjust automatically based on the time of day and other conditions are a good place to start. From there, you can use motorized shades to prevent solar gain and a smart lighting system to keep your fixtures a dim, more energy-efficient level. Saving energy isn’t hard if you have the right tools.