Prioritize These Energy-Efficient Ideas For Your Apartment Village Energy BillAs the weather continues to get colder, many of us may be tempted to turn up our thermostats to stay warm. However, this can lead to higher heating, gas, and electricity bills for the month. If you want to be both environmentally friendly and save some money on your bills during the winter months, we have some tips for you to follow. 

Insulate Windows

During the cold Maryland weather, people usually do not open their windows. However, even if your windows are closed, they might still be letting cold air inside. To make the most out of sunlight as a natural heat source during the day, it’s important to ensure that your windows are properly insulated. This will help you cut down on your energy bill. You can create your own window insulators at home by making a plastic cover or by buying a draft stopper for the bottom of your windows. This will prevent cold air from coming in and keep warm air inside.

Air Dry Clothes

If you are fortunate enough to have a washer-dryer in your apartment, you should be mindful of the energy consumption of these appliances. Even if you use a laundromat or have your own washing machine, you can save energy by washing your clothes with cold water as often as possible. Cold water uses less energy as it prevents the washer from using more power to heat water. Additionally, you can save on energy by being selective about which clothes you put in the dryer and which ones you hang up to air dry. If you must use a dryer, make sure to shake your clothes as soon as you remove them from the wash. This will help them dry faster.

LED Bulbs

Consider changing your lighting to compact fluorescent light bulbs, which consume up to 75 percent less electricity than traditional bulbs. While LED bulbs may seem a little pricier in the store, they will save you money in the long run on your energy bills, and they have a much longer lifespan than traditional lights in your apartment.

Turn Off Powerstrips

It is likely that you turn off your appliances and devices when they are not in use. However, some of them still consume energy. For instance, electronics like TVs and gaming consoles consume energy even when they are turned off. This is because they are in standby mode, ready to turn on at any moment. To avoid this, you can plug these devices into a power strip and simply turn the switch off to ensure that everything is turned off and not consuming energy. Alternatively, you can use smart power strips that automatically turn off items when they are not in use.

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