Winter is here in full swing, and with the recent snow and frigid temperatures, we’re all looking to keep our heating bills down. You can take a lot of action to keep costs down and stay warm without breaking the bank in your apartment. Some options to combat a sky-high heating bill include adjusting your thermostat or insulating cold hardwood floors with rugs. Read on to learn just how you can keep your apartment heated without all the expenses!
Use Your Apartment’s Thermostat
Using your heat constantly may sound like a waste of money, but there is a lot of power in efficiency. As long as your apartment space is well insulated, maintaining a consistent temperature in your space will help save your family a lot of money in the long term. It takes more energy and much longer to get the apartment up to a comfortable temperature than just leaving your thermostat at a maintained temperature. The recommended temperature to set up your living space while home or away is around 68 degrees.
Bundle Up in Your Apartment
One of the ideal ways to keep warm and not crank up the heat is by putting on layers. Leave on your socks, wear a sweatshirt or hoodie, and cover up with blankets while you are relaxing on the couch.
Open and Close Your Blinds and Shades
Using your blinds can help you bring in heat and keep all the cold out. Making sure your blinds are open during the day will allow the sun to heat your space, and then again in the evening, closing the blinds will keep in all the heat in your apartment.
Humidifiers also help keep moisture in the air, which will help keep the atmosphere warmer. They are good at keeping heat in the air and preventing any cold-weather problems like bloody noses, dried skin, and other cold-weather health issues.
Weatherproof Your Townhouse Apartment
Weather-stripping around doors, windows, and any opening that reaches the elements will help to keep your space heated and warmed. Installing a draft blocker will keep cool breezes out of your townhouse apartment space. It is always a bright idea to do a search online to find out which weatherproofing materials would be excellent for your specific space.
Add Plenty of Rugs
If you have tile floors or other flooring types that aren’t a carpet, it can stay cool, making those rooms more challenging to keep warm. Poorly insulated floors can be tricky to keep warm. Adding rugs can help keep your space warmer, and the higher the stitch count, the thicker and warmer the carpet will end up being.
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments at Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website!