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5 Ways to Save Electricity in Your Apartment Home

Navigating the balance between comfort and cost, especially when it comes to electricity bills can be draining but small changes can make an impact on your utility costs and help the planet! Saving electricity in your apartment home doesn't require a complete lifestyle overhaul, in this blog we'll share the 5 ways to cut down on your electricity usage to make your home more energy efficient.
 
 
  1. Unplug and Power Down:
When plugged in, devices are still consuming power, even when they're turned off. To combat this, plug your entertainment systems, computer setup, and other electronics into power strips. When you're done, simply turn off the power strip, cutting off electricity to all devices at once.
 
  1. Energy-Efficient Lighting:
Swap out those old incandescent bulbs for energy-efficient LED or CFL light bulbs. They last longer and use significantly less electricity, saving you money while brightening your home. Lofts at Yard 56 is happy to boast that our apartment homes offer energy efficient dimmable lighting!
 
  1. Use Natural Light:
Open your curtains during the day to let natural light in. By positioning your furniture smartly and using sheer curtains, you can maximize daylight and reduce the need for artificial lighting It's an instant mood booster and will help you save on electricity.
 
  1. Seal Those Leaks:
A well-insulated apartment is more energy efficient. Report any gaps or cracks around doors and windows to your Leasing Office so maintenance can seal any leaks with weatherstripping or caulk. This simple action will keep your apartment warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
 
  1. Adjust the Thermostat:
A simple tweak to your thermostat settings can result in significant energy savings. Lower your thermostat in the winter and raise it in the summer. If you have a programmable thermostat, set it to automatically adjust based on your schedule.
 
 
Saving electricity in your apartment doesn't have to be a daunting task. With these tips, you can reduce your energy consumption, lower your bills, and be more environmentally conscious. Plus, the money you save can be put to better use, like treating yourself to something fun! The luxury apartment homes at Lofts at Yard 56 were designed with energy efficiency in mind. Each apartment boasts Energy Star(r) Samsung stainless steel appliances, energy efficient dimmable lighting, water-efficient faucets, and fixtures and more!