The first day of summer will be here in just a few weeks, and if you’re like most Coloradans, then you’re probably looking for ways to keep your cooling costs at a minimum. Pelican Bluff Apartments is here to help, and in today’s post, we’ll cover a few easy tips you can use to maintain an energy-efficient apartment this summer.
If you’re looking for a new apartment in Windsor, then come by Pelican Bluff today for a tour! Our one- and two-bedroom apartments are furnished with amazing amenities, and we know that you’ll love the entire complex from the moment you arrive. Visit this page to get in touch with us, and read on to learn how you can cut your cooling costs this summer!
Take Advantage of Off-Peak Hours
You’ve probably been given notice that 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. is an “on-peak period,” meaning that you’re paying more for any electronics you use during this period of time. Whether it’s your air conditioning unit, fans, or electronic devices, you’re paying more to use them during this period of time. If possible, do your laundry, run the dishwasher, and use your oven before or after the peak period to minimize your electricity bill.
Use LED Bulbs and Natural Light
LED bulbs are one of the best ways to lower your monthly utility bill. In addition to using 90% less power than incandescent bulbs, LEDs last much longer and often provide more light.
While LEDs are a great way to cut down on the costs of lighting your apartment, using natural light costs even less! Although you don’t want the sun to shine directly into your apartment and raise the internal temperature, waiting until it’s overhead and then opening your blinds will allow you to rely on natural light until the evening.
Unplug, Especially Before a Vacation
Did you know that many electronics use power, even when they’re not plugged in? While the devices in your apartment probably don’t use much energy individually, they can make a large, collective impact on your utility bills. If you’re going on a vacation this summer, then be sure to unplug major electronics such as:
- Gaming consoles
- Kitchen appliances
- Any device with a standby mode
We also recommend reading through one of our previous entries that can help you keep your apartment safe while you’re away!
Open Your Windows
Opening your windows in the morning is a great way to fill your apartment with cool air before the temperature rises and you need to switch to your air conditioner. You can also open them in the evenings, but we recommend closing and locking them before you leave or go to bed.
Tour Our Apartments in Windsor!
We hope that today’s post will help you keep your utility bills low this summer. Keep an eye on our blog page, as we’re always adding helpful resources that can help you make the most of your space.
Come by our leasing office to take a tour — we look forward to speaking with you!