Living in an apartment comes with many financial benefits, such as the perk that your management team will take care of the maintenance needs in your apartment home, as well as around the apartment community. You can save even more money each month by employing energy-saving techniques.
Even though you might not have the same amount of freedom in your Albuquerque apartment to make changes as you might in a home you own, there are still quite a few simple things you can do to reduce your electricity bill each month. Here are a few of the best energy saving tips for your Albuquerque apartment.
Update Appliances to ENERGYSTAR Models
Your Dorado Heights apartment will come with a fully-equipped kitchen, so you probably won’t need to head out to purchase any major appliances when you live with us; however, it’s important to consider replacing old devices that could be increasing your energy bill more than is necessary.
You can also try these additional techniques to reduce the amount of energy your Albuquerque apartment uses each month.
- Unplug battery chargers when they’re not in use. Don’t leave them plugged in while you’re away from the house because they continue to use power, even if they’re not actually charging anything.
- Don’t leave items plugged in to charge after they’re at a complete charge unless you’re about to leave and need the device to remain at 100 percent. Consider a “quick charge” charger that will help you charge your devices swiftly so that you can unplug them more often.
The government’s ENERGYSTAR program reveals:
“Consumer electronics play an increasingly larger role in your home’s energy consumption, accounting for 15 percent of household electricity use. Many consumer electronics products use energy even when switched off. Electronics equipment that has earned the ENERGY STAR helps save energy when off, while maintaining features like clock displays, channel settings, and remote-control functions.”
You can make it easy to reduce “vampire” electronics that suck electricity out of the grid even if they’re not on by using a power strip. Instead of unplugging absolutely everything, you can simply shut the power strip off and eliminate the flow of power to your charging devices.
Keep Devices & Appliances Clean
One of the ways that your appliances and various devices can become less efficient is when they become dirty. For example, a device that requires air flow, such as an air conditioner or a fan, will need to work harder to provide its service when it’s coated in a layer of dust.
The Department of Energy reveals:
“If you allow filters and air conditioning coils to become dirty, the air conditioner will not work properly, and the compressor or fans are likely to fail prematurely.”
While you might not have an air conditioner that you must personally maintain in your Albuquerque apartment, you might have some devices that could use an occasional cleaning. For example, you might own a toaster oven that has to work extra hard to heat your food because of the old food particles covering it. Consider cleaning it to help improve its efficiency.
Live the Good Life at Dorado Heights Apartments Albuquerque
Are you searching for an apartment in Albuquerque that offers an excellent location, vast array of amenities, and a contemporary interior? The Dorado Heights Apartments in Albuquerque offer all of these benefits and more. We’d love to welcome you on a tour of our idyllic apartment community. Contact our friendly leasing office today to arrange a visit and a personalized tour of our office.