Not all house parties require people. Even when no one is home, your house can party on, wasting money and energy. In the last decade, we have seen home energy usage rise 14% and CO2 emissions rise 15%. To get things back on track, 50% of the CO2 reduction needs to come from home energy efficiency. Just like with teenagers, we need to set boundaries with our house appliances while we are gone. The good news is that efficient home energy consumption can save a household an average of $2,410 to $3,072 annually and is made easier through home automation tools. We’ve done the math and compiled ways to help keep an eye on your house and more money in your pocket.