Summer means swimming in the pool, sipping cool glasses of iced tea, and,
unfortunately, high energy bills for many apartment dwellers. Summer energy
saving can be difficult when the temperature is high and your family is feeling
miserable. Here are some of our best summer energy tips for apartment living.
Your Air Conditioning Unit
When the summer season starts, make sure to test your air conditioning unit to
make sure it is properly working. If you wait until the first warm day of the year and
find nothing but hot air blowing in your face, you might be the last on a long list of
other people waiting for the maintenance technician to show up. Also, avoid turning
off your air conditioning unit completely when you leave the house. Instead, simply
turn up the thermostat whenever you leave the home. While the air conditioning
might be running when you aren’t there to enjoy it, it’s actually more energy
efficient to use it sparingly and maintain the current temperature than to cool down
an extremely warm room.
Keep Cool During the Day
Always shut your blinds and close your curtains during the warmest times of the
day to avoid heating up your apartment with sunlight. Even just implementing this
tip can save you a lot on your energy bills and make a huge difference. Keep your
showers on the cool side as well, if you can tolerate it. Not only do cold showers help
to wake you up in the morning, they also help you to stay cool when your apartment
is on the warm side. Cold showers also don’t draw much warm water from your
water heater, which again helps to shave money off of your energy bill.
Rethink Your Laundry
Just like taking a cold shower can be good for humans, taking a cold bath can be
good for your clothes. Instead of using warm water, use cold water for washing your
summer clothes. Hot water heating accounts for a whopping 90% of the energy
actually used by your washing machine, so sticking to cold water can really lower
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