In a time when people are more aware of their carbon footprint and how their choices impact the environment, it’s no surprise that many are looking for ways to lower their utility bills. Luckily, apartment dwellers have a few options for reducing their energy consumption and saving money.
Let’s talk about a few ways to lower your utility bills as an apartment dweller.
1) Use Curtains To Insulate Windows
Windows can be a significant source of treated indoor air loss in apartments, especially if they’re not double-paned. One way to reduce heat loss through windows is to use heavy curtains for added insulation and increased privacy. Not only do curtains add style and sophistication to apartment decor, but they can help block out potential drafts and air leaks that drive up energy consumption.
2) Use A Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat empowers apartment dwellers to save energy and lower utility bills. Smart thermostats are programmable and adjust the temperature on a schedule to prevent wasting energy when no one is home.
3) Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans circulate air, making it feel cooler in the summer without raising energy expenses. Putting your ceiling fan in reverse to run clockwise during the colder months pushes warm air down from the ceiling, making the area beneath warmer.
4) Turn Off Electronics When Not In Use
One of the biggest energy-wasters in many homes is leaving electronics turned on even if nobody is using them. Fortunately, many modern devices have built-in technology detecting inactivity and automatically turning off appliances.
5) Take Shorter Showers
Were you aware that water heating accounts for roughly 18% of the average household’s energy use? That means that anything you can do to reduce your hot water usage will help lower your utility bills. One way to reduce hot water use is to take shorter showers. Try setting a timer for yourself and see how much time you can save by cutting your shower time in half.
These are just a few approaches apartment dwellers can take to lower their utility bills. By making a few small changes, you can save money and energy. And who doesn’t want that? When everyone works together to reduce energy consumption, it benefits us all.
At Link Apartments®, we strive to make green living not just a choice but an intuitive lifestyle for our residents. Our community offers green initiatives that make going green easier, such as recycling bins to encourage recycling and energy-efficient appliances to save on electricity usage. In addition, on-site bike storage and nearby access to public transportation promote alternative transportation forms.
These sustainability efforts benefit the environment and contribute to residents’ better quality of life. We are proud to support sustainability and green initiatives in our community. We are always open to new ways to reduce our carbon footprint, helping to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.