By September 15, 2012

Tips for Home or Apartment Energy Savings

Many people living in rented apartments believe that by no means they can make the apartment energy efficient, as the owner of the place already does the electronic fittings and they can make no changes to it. However, this is not true. There are several ways through which, one can limit energy consumption even while living in rented apartments, and can cut down their electric bills as well. This article will tell you about some of the best and easy ways through which you can make your apartment energy efficient and can go green.

Energy Savings Tips

Turn Off Un-Used Electronics

To begin with, people should inculcate the habit of switching off fans, lights, TV and every other electronic item, when not in use. This is one of the basic and best ways to save energy and money at the same time. Also, if there are fancy gadgets fitted in the apartment, avoid using them when not necessary, as most of them consume a lot of power.

Change Light Bulbs

Another great way to save electricity and money is to use CFL bulbs in place of incandescent light bulbs, as these not only produce more light, but are energy efficient and eco-friendly as well.

Manage Appliance Energy Use

While purchasing electronic household items such as refrigerators and microwaves, people should always go for those models, which consume less power. At the same time, higher capacity of appliances means higher power consumption. Therefore, instead of choosing high capacity appliances, people should go for those, which can easily fulfill their household requirements. Also, it is very important to get the various household appliances checked and maintained at regular intervals, so that they function properly, without consuming excess power.

Insulate Windows and Doors

Nowadays, people prefer to weather strip the doors and windows of their homes, which help in a great way to reduce the energy bills. People get sun shields and hanging blinds installed in the apartments, which enable them to control the amount of natural light entering the rooms and at the same time control the room temperature to a certain extent. Therefore, there is lesser need to turn on the AC during summers and room heaters during the winters. Well-insulated walls and attics also help in making apartments energy efficient. Therefore, while looking for an apartment for rent, people should always consider these points for enjoying future benefits.

By following closely the above-mentioned tips, people can easily make their apartments energy efficient, cut down their electricity bills and also do their bit for the environment!

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Jon Clark is an Internet Marketing Consultant, Entrepreneur and current editor of the Facebook Marketing Blog. Jon loves coffee, sports and NY. You can follow him on Twitter @jonleeclark or circle him on Google+.

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