Apartment Dweller’s Guide to Winter Energy Savings
Posted by: Claire M | 10/26/2020 at 11:27 AM
If you live in an apartment or other multi-family housing, you may have fewer options for putting a cap on your winter energy consumption than a typical homeowner. But, there are still things you can do to keep your energy consumption from going through the roof.
- Reduce Use. Lowering your thermostat for consecutive periods of time will reduce your overall energy use. Consider keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees or even lower when you’re asleep or out of the house.
- Seal Leaks. Ask your landlord or apartment complex to install weatherstripping around windows and doors to seal air leaks that let cold air in.
- Let In Light. Leave your window blinds or curtains open during the day to let the sun warm your apartment naturally.
- Clear Things Up. Make sure that there’s no furniture blocking your heating vents or radiators. If air can’t circulate freely your system has to work harder to keep you warm.
No matter where you live, there are always smart choices you can make to reduce your energy costs. For more tips and tools, visit our seasonal savings page on The Spark.
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