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

February 03, 2021

Living room in Westfield apartment

Every resident likes to save money on monthly bills in Westfield, but is it truly feasible when you inhabit an apartment? While slashing your lease would be pleasant,, instead, consider your utility expenses.

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

Air filter HVAC maintenance in Westfield

Change Your Furnace Air Filter and Waste Less Energy

Clogged air filters make your HVAC system work harder and use more energy. Dirty filters mean a higher energy bill for you. A clean filter will not only make your HVAC system work better, but it will also help avoid inconvenient breakdowns. Anyone who's had the heat fail in the middle of a freezing winter night will advise you it's well worth monitoring and switching out your air filter.

You can find an air filter at any chain or hardware retailer. Just ensure you buy the correct style, as a more spacious apartment could use a larger air filter than a one-bedroom. You may also wish to ask if the maintenance team offers complimentary replacements. Look at the filter every month, even if it's estimated to hold up for 90 days. If you hold it up to a light and are unable to see through it, that's an excellent indication you’re ready for a replacement.

Smart lights in a Westfield apartment

Save Money on Monthly Bills with LED Lighting

There are many clever ideas for saving money on monthly bills in Westfield, but one of the favorites is with indoor lighting. LED lights use less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs and work much longer. If you're uneasy about the upfront purchase amount, don't be. The expense of LED bulbs has dropped substantially through the years, and there are lots of affordable alternatives.

The savings here is two-fold, as not only will you reduce power use, you'll also gain from not having to buy replacement bulbs as much. Check in with your unit’s office team as they may prefer LED bulbs and furnish 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 listen to? Using a smart light or smart plug, you can activate lights through verbal commands or your smartphone app.

If you forget to turn off a light you may do so directly from your phone rather than allowing it to burn the whole day. Or control your power use even further by putting your lights on a timer to turn on and off automatically.

These innovative and easy solutions give peace of mind in other situations. If you're gone visiting relatives or on a work trip, you can set your lights to activate automatically. You can give the illusion and make it look like you're home by setting the light to come on at the standard time you come home.

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Of course, it's easier to save money on monthly bills if your apartment has modern infrastructure and energy-efficient appliances. Luckily, you can get these deluxe conveniences and a wonderful neighborhood at Union Street Flats. Call (317) 942-3629 or click "schedule a tour" to visit your future apartment community.