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Ways To Save Money On Your Monthly Bills In Your Westfield Apartment

February 03, 2021

Living room in Westfield apartment

Everyone likes to save money on monthly bills in Westfield, but is it doable when you reside in an apartment? While slashing your lease would be nice,, instead, consider your energy costs.

Whether you live in a studio or a three-bedroom apartment, there are numerous methods you can save money on monthly bills on your Westfield apartment.

Air filter HVAC maintenance in Westfield

Change Your Furnace Filter and Waste Less Energy

Clogged air filters cause your HVAC system to operate harder and expend more energy. Dusty filters cause a higher utility bill for you. A fresh filter will not only help your HVAC system operate more efficiently, but it will also help stop premature malfunctions. Anyone who's had the heater fail in the middle of a cold winter night will tell you it's well worth inspecting and switching out your air filter.

You can find an air filter at any big box or home and garden retailer. Just make certain you get the correct size, as a larger apartment may take a larger air filter than a one-bedroom. You might also want to see if the maintenance staff provides their own replacements. Check the filter every month, even if it's supposed to hold up for 90 days. If you hold it in front of a light and can't see through it, that's a good sign you’re ready for a replacement.

Smart lights in a Westfield apartment

Save Money on Monthly Bills with LED Lights

There are numerous clever ideas on saving money on monthly bills in Westfield, but one of the best is with interior lighting. LED bulbs use less electricity than traditional incandescent light bulbs and work much longer. If you're worried about the upfront purchase cost, don't be. The price of LED bulbs has decreased significantly through the years, and there are many affordable options.

The savings here is two-fold, because not only will you reduce energy consumption, you'll also benefit from not needing to purchase replacement bulbs as frequently. Talk to your apartment’s office team as they might utilize LED bulbs and provide you with them!
 
Westfield apartment living room

Automate Those New Lights With Smart Bulbs

Were you aware that your Echo or Home smart speaker do more than only play that song you're trying to hear? Using a smart plug or smart light, you can operate lights through your mobile app or voice commands.

If you forget to turn a light off, you may do so right from the app rather than allowing it to burn the whole day. Or limit your energy consumption even more by putting your lights on a schedule to switch off and on automatically.

These high-tech and convenient solutions provide peace of mind in additional ways. If you're out of town visiting relatives or on a work trip, you can schedule your lights to come on automatically. You can give the appearance and make it appear that you're home by setting the light to flip on at the standard time you return home.

Get Your Next Apartment With Wheelhouse Apartments on the Monon

Of course, it's easier to save money on monthly bills if your home has modern infrastructure and energy-efficient appliances. Luckily, you can get these upscale amenities and a great community at Wheelhouse Apartments on the Monon. phone 317-218-1627 today or hit "schedule a tour" to check out your next apartment community.