10 Ways to Conserve Energy In Your Apartment

Since you rent an apartment, you don’t have complete control of your energy use. Still, you can take actions to conserve energy and make your life more green. We talked about seven ways to save energy in an apartment during the winter on this eco-friendly apartment blog. If you want to save even more money and reduce your carbon foot print more than you already have, read the suggestions below.

About your apartment refrigerator

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Save energy by bundling up in your apartment.

  1. Vacuum the coils at least once per year.
  2. If ice builds up in the freezer, defrost it.
  3. Use a thermometer to ensure that it is operating at the optimum temperature (40° F in the refrigerator section, 0° F in the freezer).
  4. Fill your fridge with water jugs to keep it full and colder, according to Planet Green.
  5. About your apartment refrigerator

  6. Cook several dishes at once to be more efficient.
  7. Try not to pre-heat the oven.
  8. Don’t open the door while the food is cooking.
  9. Avoid heating small pans on large burners.
  10. Other energy and money saving tips

  11. Choose lower wattage bulbs, dimmers or lights with three-way switches.
  12. Consider warming yourself at night with an energy-efficient electric blanket rather than turning up the heat.

Want to live in a green apartment community? Sares-Regis manages apartment communities in Colorado, Arizona and California.

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