Summertime is here, which means swimming in the pool, sipping cold glasses of iced tea, and sadly, high energy bills for many apartment residents. Summer energy saving can be a bit challenging when the temperature is high, and your entire family is feeling groggy. However, there’s a few things that you can do around your living space to save some bucks while also staying cool. Read on to learn a couple of the best ways to save some energy money in your apartment this summer!
The Air Conditioning Unit
Now that we are in the thick of summer, you should have already checked up on your air conditioning unit to ensure that it is working correctly. However, better late than never for an inspection. If you do end up waiting until there is an issue with it and find nothing but hot air blowing into your face, you may be the last on a very long list of people waiting for a maintenance technician for some assistance. Avoid turning off your air conditioning until entirely when you leave your apartment. Instead, just turn up the thermostat when you leave your space. While the air conditioning may be running when you are not there to enjoy it, it is actually more energy-efficient to use it sparingly and maintain your current temperature than to cool down an extremely hot room.
Cool Off During the Day to Save Energy
Always shut up your blinds and close your curtains during the warmest parts of the day to avoid heating your apartment with sunlight. Even just implementing this tip could save you a lot on your energy bills and make a significant difference. Keep your showers on the cooler side, too, if you can deal with it. Not only do cold showers help you wake up better in the morning, but they can also help you stay cool when your apartment is a bit on the warmer side. Cold showers also do not draw a lot of warm water from your apartment water heater, which again helps you save a bit of cash from your energy bill.
Be Smart with Your Laundry to Save Energy
Just taking a cool shower can be suitable for people; taking a cold bath can be good for your clothes. Instead of using hot water, use cool water for your summer clothes. Hot water heating accounts for a large portion of your summer energy bills, and by using cold water, you save plenty of money.
Come Home to Comfort and Convenience at Prescott Square Apartments
Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!