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How To Save Money On Your Monthly Bills On Your Bloomington Apartment

February 03, 2021

Living room in Bloomington apartment

Everyone likes to save money on monthly bills in Bloomington, but is it really feasible when you reside in an apartment? While lowering your monthly rent would be nice,, instead, consider your energy expenses.

Whether you inhabit a studio or a three-bedroom apartment, there are various methods you can save money on monthly bills on your Bloomington apartment.

Air filter HVAC maintenance in Bloomington

Change Your Air Filter and Burn Less Energy

Plugged up air filters cause your HVAC system to run harder and expend more energy. Dusty filters cause a more expensive utility bill for you. Not only will a clean filter let your HVAC system run more efficiently, but it should also help stop untimely malfunctions. Anyone who's experienced the heat go out in the middle of a freezing winter night will say it's well worth checking and switching out your filter.

You can purchase an air filter at any chain or home and garden store. Just make certain you get the proper size, as a larger apartment may take a larger air filter than a single-bedroom. You might also like to ask if the maintenance staff offers complimentary replacements. Check the filter each month, even if it's designed to last for 90 days. If you hold it up to a light and can't see through it, that's an excellent indication it's time for a replacement.

Smart lights in a Bloomington apartment

Save Money on Monthly Bills with LED Lights

There are many good ideas on saving money on monthly bills in Bloomington, but some of the favorites is with interior lighting. LED light bulbs require a smaller amount of power than traditional incandescent bulbs and work much longer. If you're concerned about the first purchase cost, don't be. The price of LED bulbs has dropped significantly through the years, and there are lots of inexpensive choices.

The frugality here is two-fold, as not only will you limit power consumption, you'll also benefit from not having to get replacement bulbs as frequently. Check in with your apartment’s office team as they may utilize LED bulbs and supply you with them!
Bloomington apartment living room

Automate Your New Lights With Smart Bulbs

Were you aware that your Google Home or Amazon Echo does more than only play that song you're dying to hear? Using a smart light or smart plug, you can activate lights through your phone app or verbal commands.

If you fail to turn off a light you can do so directly from the app rather than allowing it to burn the entire day. Or limit your utility consumption even further by putting your lights on a schedule to switch on and off automatically.

These high-tech and helpful solutions offer peace of mind in additional scenarios. If you're on vacation or on a work trip, you can set your lights to turn on automatically. You can give the appearance and make it appear that you're home by setting the light to turn on at the normal time you return home.

Find Your Next Apartment With City Flats at Renwick

Of course, it's more simple to save money on monthly bills if your home has modern infrastructure and energy-efficient appliances. Fortunately, you can enjoy these upscale features and a fantastic community at City Flats at Renwick. Call 812-578-7432 today or hit "schedule a tour" to see your future apartment community.