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

February 03, 2021

Living room in Lafayette apartment

Every resident looks to save money on monthly bills in Lafayette, but is it doable when you reside in an apartment? While it would be pleasant to slash your rent, instead, think about your utility bills.

Whether you reside in a three-bedroom apartment or a studio, there are several methods you can save money on monthly bills with your Lafayette apartment.

Air filter HVAC maintenance in Lafayette

Switch Out Your Furnace Air Filter and Waste Less Energy

Plugged up air filters force your HVAC system to operate harder and burn more energy. Dusty filters mean a higher energy bill for you. Not only will a new filter make your HVAC system operate better, but it will also help prevent untimely breakdowns. Anyone who's experienced the heat die in the middle of a freezing winter night will advise you it's well worth monitoring and switching out your filter.

You can purchase an air filter at any big box or home improvement retailer. Just make certain you buy the right size, as a larger apartment could require a larger air filter than a one-bedroom. You might also wish to ask if the maintenance staff offers their own replacements. Look at the filter each month, even if it's designed to last for 90 days. If you hold it in front of a light and can't see through it, that's an excellent hint it's time for a replacement.

Smart lights in a Lafayette apartment

Save Money on Monthly Bills with LED Lights

There are several good ideas on saving money on monthly bills in Lafayette, but one of the favorites is with interior lighting. LED lights utilize less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs and work much longer. If you're anxious about the initial purchase price, don't be. The cost of LED bulbs has fallen significantly over the years, and there are lots of cost-effective alternatives.

The frugality here is two-fold, as not only will you limit energy waste, you'll also benefit from not having to purchase replacement bulbs as frequently. Talk to your community’s front office staff as they might prefer LED bulbs and furnish you with them!
Lafayette apartment living room

Automate Your New Lights With Smart Bulbs

Did you know your Google Home or Amazon Echo does more than simply play that song you're trying to listen to? Using a smart plug or smart light, you can operate lights through your smartphone app or verbal commands.

If you forget to turn a light off, you may do so right from your phone instead of allowing it to burn the whole day. Or control your power waste even more by putting your lights on a timer to switch on and off automatically.

These high-tech and easy solutions give peace of mind in other ways. If you're on vacation or on a work trip, you can program your lights to turn on automatically. You can give the appearance and make it look like you're home by setting the light to turn on at the same time you return home.

Get Your Next Apartment With Precedent Flats

Naturally, it's easier to save money on monthly bills if your apartment has up-to-date infrastructure and energy-efficient appliances. Fortunately, you can enjoy these upscale features and a fantastic community at Precedent Flats. contact us at 765-771-7085 soon or hit "schedule a tour" to visit your next apartment community.