5 Energy-Saving Tips for the Summer Season

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Power StripWarm weather is in full swing now that summertime is here, which can mean higher energy usage in your Sherman Oaks apartment. Try the tips below to save energy in your apartment as well as a few bucks off of your utility bills.

Program Your Thermostat to Fit Your Lifestyle

All too often, consumers use a set-it-and-forget-it attitude when it comes to controlling the temperature in their apartment, leading to significantly higher cooling bills and wasted energy. Programming your thermostat so that the temperature gradually rises while you are away and then adjusting it to your comfort temperature when you are home can save you a significant amount on your energy bill each month.

Fill Up Your Freezer

A tightly packed freezer keeps the space colder and reduces the amount of energy it takes to cool down the warm air that enters the empty space every time you open the freezer door. If you don't have the opportunity to stock up on your frozen essentials, pack the excess space with newspapers to fill the void.

Wash Your Clothes in Cold Water

Pre-treating your clothes for stains and washing them in cold water can get them just as clean as using hot water. This method reduces the energy required to heat the water used in your washing machine.

Replace Lamps With Energy Efficient Bulbs

Using energy efficient light bulbs will not only increase the longevity of your lighting but can also reduce the energy usage each lamp will draw. While these bulbs can cost more, they are definitely worth it because of the amount of money they will save off your monthly electric bills.

Use Power Strips for Your Electronics

Using power strips to connect your electronic devices to an outlet reduces the use of phantom power and makes it easy to turn off all appliances plugged into the power strip with the flip of a switch.

Practice your newfound energy-saving tips in a brand-new Sherman Oaks apartment. Contact Chase Knolls Garden Apartments today to check out the available floor plans that will work best for you and your lifestyle.

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