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How to Avoid Unnecessary Apartment Bills

It’s not uncommon for an apartment’s utility bills to fluctuate from month to month. However, most apartment renters may prefer to keep their utility costs on the lower side. If you’ve ever been surprised by an excessively high utility bill at the end of the month, you know it’s something you’d like to prevent from happening again.

To help apartment renters avoid unnecessarily high utility bills from month to month, the team with Contemporary Management Concepts, LLLP, has compiled a list of tips for lowering the cost of your utility bill. Read on to learn more about avoiding unnecessarily pricey utility bills!

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Unplug Appliances

Believe it or not, an action as simple as remembering to unplug small appliances when they’re not in use can save you a fair amount of money on your electricity bill every month. Even if they are not in use, small items such as your phone charger, laptop charger, toaster, microwave, air fryer, gaming consoles, and other appliances are each siphoning a small amount of energy which can add up over a month. To save money each month, get into the habit of unplugging small appliances once you’re done using them.

Weatherstrip Your Windows

Small gaps alongside a window’s edge are a common way apartments lose heat in the winter and cool air during the summer. Sealing these gaps can help your apartment avoid losing warm/cool air and prevent your HVAC system from working harder than necessary. Weatherstripping your windows can help stop indoor air from escaping and help lower your apartment’s electricity bill!

Use Your Air Conditioner Responsibly

Speaking of your HVAC system, using your apartment’s HVAC system responsibly can save you money on your electricity bill every month. For example, when you’re not home, there’s no reason to keep blasting cool air as if you were there to enjoy it. Before leaving your apartment for the day, lower or raise your thermostat’s temperature, so your HVAC system isn’t working hard while nobody is home to appreciate it.

Change Your Air Filter Regularly

If your apartment community does not schedule maintenance to replace air filters quarterly, make sure you change your air filters regularly. Dirty air filters make your HVAC work harder, and you may need to turn up the temperature to feel normal. This is especially important if you live in an apartment with pets since pet hair clogs filter much faster than those without pets. Routinely checking and changing your HVAC’s air filter is an easy way to reduce your apartment's utility bills.