Over the winter, you might have had your heat continually running to stay warm since temperatures have hit the 20’s and 30’s throughout Maryland. Between keeping your apartment space toasty, social distancing by sheltering indoors, gift-giving around the holidays, and continuously watching Netflix – you might’ve found yourself groaning when you received your utility bill. Luckily, at Harborside Village, we’ve got a few tips to potentially help decrease your winter utility bills before the spring season arrives.
Rely on Natural Light for Warmth
During the daytime, it’s important to let plenty of natural light shine within your apartment home. You can open up the blinds to your windows or patio space to get the most sunlight as possible throughout your floorplan during the day. When nighttime arrives, you can close up your blinds to help combat any drafts that may come through your windows or patio doors. By closing your blinds tightly after the sun sets, you’re also keeping warmer air from escaping your apartment home.
Wear Warm Layers and Use Throw Blankets
You can pile on warm layers for extra warmth throughout the winter season instead of cranking up the heat. You can line leggings with knee-high socks, wear long johns underneath your clothing, or even purchase a fleece-lined blanket shawl to wear on your shoulders to stay comfortably warm while you work from home. You can also incorporate throw blankets throughout your apartment home and keep it stylish while doing so. You can pick color-coordinated throw blankets for your couch or even store them within a woven basket to conveniently grab whenever you feel chilly.
Keep Your Thermostat Set to Auto
Rather than having your heat running at all times throughout the winter, you can adjust your thermostat to automatically turn on the heat if your home temperature dips below 71 degrees and becomes too chilly for you. In doing so, you’ll ensure that your heat isn’t always running when you don’t necessarily need it to be. Instead, let your heat automatically turn on anytime your apartment reaches a bitterly cold temperature. By doing so, you might be able to save yourself a couple of hundred dollars in utility bills during the winter.
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