How To Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient in 4 Easy Steps
Since you don’t own your apartment, you can’t control how much energy your home uses, right? Wrong. Even though some aspects are controlled by the landlord, there are plenty of ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and keep your bills to a minimum. The best part is, most of these ways are quick, easy and inexpensive.
Swap Out Your Thermostat – if your apartment is still using a traditional thermostat where you have to manually set the temperature each time you’re feeling uncomfortable, it’s time to upgrade. A programmable model gives your more control of your heating and cooling levels which can help reduce your energy use.
Put An End To Air Leaks – inspect the area around your windows and doors and look for any possible ways air can escape. Fill cracks and gaps with caulk or weatherstripping for best results.
Unplug Your Devices – chances are, you’re not using all of your electronic devices at the same time. Therefore, you can unplug some of them while they’re not being used. A quick and easy way to stop power to multiple devices at once is to use power strips.
Replace Old Light Bulbs – if your apartment is still filled with old incandescent light bulbs, you’re wasting lots of your hard earned money. Switch to LEDs or CFLs and watch your energy bills plummet before your eyes. Sure, they may be a bit more expensive upfront, but trust us when we tell you it’ll be worth it in the long run.
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