Winter always seems to bring higher utility bills along with lower temperatures, but there are ways you can save on your energy consumption this winter in your Marquette apartment home. Saving energy not only helps you save on your utility bills, but it also reduces our carbon emissions and helps conserve natural resources, so it’s a win-win situation all the way around.
Here are a few energy-efficient apartment living tips to help you save energy and still stay warm during the cold months:
- Keep your blinds and curtains open during the day and closed at night. This will allow sunlight to provide a few degrees of warmth to the rooms, which in turn allows you to make adjustments to your thermostat setting.
- Make sure your fireplace damper is firmly closed when the fireplace is not in use. A great deal of heat loss can occur through the damper if it is left open.
- Change the air filter on your central heating and cooling equipment periodically. When the filter becomes dirty or clogged, it can overwork the equipment and reduce its effectiveness.