Winter is in full swing and that means it’s starting to get quite cold outside. For many of us, this leads to huge utility bills that aren’t always exactly in line with our budgets. If your apartment is getting too cold but you’re hesitant to crank your heat, the good news is that there are a few steps you can take to make your home warmer without busting the bank. Let’s take a look at some easy ways you can keep your apartment nice and warm this winter.
Take Advantage of Window Treatments
There are plenty of opportunities to use natural heat to your advantage. Passive heating and cooling has been used for thousands of years to keep people warm so it should come as no surprise that it’s still applicable today. To do this, think about where the sun shines into your home the most. Pull up the blinds and open any curtains you may have to let that natural heat get into your home and help keep you comfortable.
Use Area Rugs
Adding more layers of carpeting increases the insulation of your floors which, in turn, warms your whole home up. In your apartment, you may not be able to install your own new carpets that will keep you feeling toasty, but you can certainly throw some area rugs down and take advantage of the benefits of insulation.
Small space heaters can help under certain circumstances. For example, if you just need to keep your bedroom warm while you sleep, it may be better to use a high-efficiency space heater than keeping the heat on for your whole apartment.
Going Back to the Basics
At the end of the day, sometimes you have to resort to wearing an extra layer of clothes or two, piling your bed up with spare blankets, and hunkering down in the cold. Make some soup or tea and you’ll make it through the cold!
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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!