Apartment living can be convenient, but you can run up the energy bill as much as you can living in a house. There are simple things you can do to be more efficient and less wasteful. Unplug and turn off any appliances you aren’t using regularly. Switch off lights before you head to bed or leave the house, and replace old lights with energy efficient bulbs. Take shorter showers, and don’t let the water run while shaving. If you have leaky faucets, let management know. Set the thermostat higher in the summer, and lower in the winter. Keep your doors and windows shut to keep the heat and cold in or out during respective months. Be mindful! In the long run, you’ll keep costs down and the planet a little greener.