Wouldn’t it be amazing if every rental included all utilities as part of the monthly rent? That, unfortunately, is not the case. If you are searching for ways to lower your apartment utility costs, you’ve come to the right place. Use these helpful ideas anytime you want to decrease utility costs.
Use Energy-Efficient LED Lighting
One of the simplest methods to save is to use energy-efficient light bulbs. Using less energy, each energy-efficient bulb can help you save money on your power costs. According to the US Department of Energy, you should replace standard incandescent bulbs with energy-saving LED lighting, which produces high-quality light output, consumes 75 percent less energy, and lasts longer than traditional incandescent bulbs while saving money on energy bills and replacement expenses.
Pay Close Attention To Your Thermostat
When you’re not at home, switch off your thermostat or set it to a warmer/cooler temperature, depending on the season. It’s incredible how much money you can save adjusting your thermostat by just one degree. However, if possible, ask the property owner or leasing professional about installing a programmable thermostat. To save money on your heating and cooling expenditures, schedule the program around your schedule.
Utilize Window Treatments
Install window shades or coverings on windows that may receive direct sunlight throughout the day, especially those facing south. Close them during the day to keep the apartment cool. Keep them open in the winter to allow the sun to warm the apartment.
Unplug Appliances When Not In Use
Did you know that when appliances and electronics are plugged in, they draw electricity even when not turned on? Unplug appliances and equipment that aren’t used regularly, such as a toaster, blender, stereo, etc. Consider purchasing a power strip to control many electronics and appliances at once.
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