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

February 03, 2021

Living room in Westfield apartment

Everybody wants to save money on monthly bills in Westfield, but is it feasible when you live in an apartment? While it would be great to lower your monthly rent, instead, consider your utility bills.

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

Air filter HVAC maintenance in Westfield

Switch Out Your Furnace Air Filter and Use Less Energy

Clogged air filters make your HVAC system run harder and use more energy. Dirty filters cause a more expensive utility bill for you. Not only will a new filter make your HVAC system work better, but it should also help avoid premature breakdowns. Anyone who's seen the heat die in the middle of a freezing winter night will tell you it's well worth checking and replacing your filter.

You can buy an air filter at any chain or hardware retailer. Just make sure you buy the proper style, as a more spacious apartment may require a bigger air filter than a one-bedroom. You may also care to ask if the maintenance staff supplies complimentary replacements. Check the filter each month, even if it's designed to last for 90 days. If you put it up to a light and are unable to see through it, that's an excellent sign you’re ready for a replacement.

Smart lights in a Westfield apartment

Save Money on Monthly Bills with LED Lighting

There are lots of bright ideas about saving money on monthly bills in Westfield, but some of the favorites is with interior lighting. LED light bulbs use a smaller amount of power than common filament light bulbs and last much longer. If you're concerned about the first purchase price, don't be. The expense of LED bulbs has dropped dramatically over the years, and there are many budget-friendly options.

The benefits here is two-fold, as not only will you cut energy use, you'll also benefit from not having to get replacement bulbs as often. Check with your apartment’s maintenance staff as they might use LED bulbs and provide you with them!
Westfield apartment living room

Automate Those New Lights With Smart Bulbs

Do you know your Echo or Home smart speaker do more than only play that song you're trying to find? Using a smart plug or smart light, you can operate lights through your phone app or verbal commands.

If you neglect to turn off a light you may do so straight from your phone instead of letting it burn all day. Or manage your energy waste even further by putting your lights on a timer to switch on and off automatically.

These innovative and helpful solutions provide peace of mind in other ways. If you're out of town on vacation or on a work trip, you can schedule your lights to activate automatically. You can give the illusion and make it look like you're home by setting the light to turn on at the same time you come home.

Discover Your Future Apartment With Harmony Apartment Homes

Of course, it's less difficult to save money on monthly bills if your apartment has newer infrastructure and energy-efficient appliances. Luckily, you can get these deluxe amenities and a fantastic neighborhood at Harmony Apartment Homes. Call (317) 795-0224 soon or choose "schedule a tour" to visit your next apartment community.