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

February 03, 2021

Living room in Carmel apartment

Everybody looks to save money on monthly bills in Carmel, but is it doable when you live in an apartment? While it would be pleasant to cut your rent, instead, consider your utility bills.

Whether you reside in a three-bedroom apartment or a studio, there are many tips on how you can save money on monthly bills on your Carmel apartment.

Air filter HVAC maintenance in Carmel

Switch Out Your Furnace Air Filter and Use Less Energy

Clogged air filters force your HVAC system to operate harder and expend more energy. Grimy filters mean a more expensive energy bill for you. Not only will a new filter make your HVAC system work more productively, but it can also help stop untimely malfunctions. Anyone who's seen the heat die in the middle of a frigid winter night will advise you it's well worth monitoring and switching out your air filter.

You can buy an air filter at any big box or home improvement store. Just ensure you get the proper style, as a larger apartment might require a larger air filter than a one-bedroom. You may also wish to find out if the maintenance team supplies complimentary replacements. Inspect the filter every month, even if it's supposed to work for 90 days. If you put it in front of a light and can't see through it, that's an obvious sign you’re ready for a replacement.

Smart lights in a Carmel apartment

Save Money on Monthly Bills with LED Bulbs

There are lots of smart ideas for saving money on monthly bills in Carmel, but some of the favorites is with interior lighting. LED bulbs need smaller amounts of energy than typical filament lights and last much longer. If you're uneasy about the initial purchase price, don't be. The expense of LED bulbs has dropped significantly over the years, and there are many affordable choices.

The benefits here is two-fold, because not only will you reduce energy consumption, you'll also benefit from not having to get replacement bulbs as often. Talk to your community’s maintenance staff as they may utilize LED bulbs and furnish you with them!
Carmel apartment living room

Automate Your New Lights With Smart Bulbs

Were you aware that your Echo or Home smart speaker does more than only play that song you're wanting to hear? With a smart plug or smart light, you can activate lights through verbal commands or your phone app.

If you fail to turn a light off, you can do so directly from your phone rather than letting it burn all day. Or manage your utility use even more by scheduling your lights to switch on and off automatically.

These smart and convenient solutions give peace of mind in more ways. If you're away visiting relatives or on a work trip, you can program your lights to come on automatically. You can give the appearance and make it appear that you're home by setting the light to flip on at the usual time you return home.

Discover Your Future Apartment With One One Six Apartments

Of course, it's more simple to save money on monthly bills if your apartment has modern infrastructure and energy-efficient appliances. Fortunately, you can get these luxury amenities and a great neighborhood at One One Six Apartments. contact us at (317) 350-1941 today or click "schedule a tour" to visit your future apartment community.