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

Everyone looks to save money on monthly bills in Bloomington, but is it really possible when you reside in an apartment? While cutting your monthly rent would be nice,, instead, think about your utility bills.

Whether you reside in a three-bedroom apartment or a studio, there are numerous ways you can save money on monthly bills in your Bloomington apartment.

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Switch Out Your Furnace Filter and Burn Less Energy

Plugged up air filters make your HVAC system operate harder and expend more energy. Dusty filters lead to a costlier energy bill for you. A clean filter will not only help your HVAC system run better, but it should also help avoid inconvenient breakdowns. Anyone who's experienced the heat fail in the middle of a frigid winter night will advise you it's well worth checking and switching out your air filter.

You can find an air filter at any chain or home improvement retailer. Just make sure you get the proper size, as a more spacious apartment might need a bigger air filter than a single-bedroom. You may also care to find out if the maintenance team offers their own replacements. Inspect the filter every month, even if it's rated to last for 90 days. If you hold it in front of a light and are unable to see through it, that's an excellent hint it's time for a replacement.

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Living Room at District at Saxony Apartments

Save Money on Monthly Bills with LED Bulbs

There are numerous good ideas on saving money on monthly bills in Bloomington, but some of the favorites is with interior lighting. LED light bulbs require a smaller amount of electricity than traditional incandescent light bulbs and work much longer. If you're uneasy about the upfront purchase cost, don't be. The cost of LED bulbs has decreased significantly through the years, and there are lots of inexpensive choices.

The frugality here is two-fold, as not only will you reduce power use, you'll also benefit from not having to get replacement bulbs as often. Talk to your community’s office team as they might use LED bulbs and supply you with them!
 
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Living Room at Harmony Apartments

Automate Your New Lights With Smart Bulbs

Were you aware that your Google Home or Amazon Echo does more than simply play that song you're dying to find? Utilizing a smart light or smart plug, you can control lights through voice commands or your mobile app.

If you fail to turn off a light you may do so straight from the app rather than allowing it to burn the whole day. Or limit your utility use even further by putting your lights on a schedule to turn on and off automatically.

These high-tech and easy solutions provide peace of mind in additional situations. If you're out of town visiting relatives or on a work trip, you can set your lights to activate automatically. You can give the appearance and make it appear that you're home by setting the light to flip on at the normal time you return home.

Get Your Future Apartment With City Flats on Tenth

Naturally, it's easier to save money on monthly bills if your apartment has newer infrastructure and energy-efficient appliances. Luckily, you can enjoy these upscale amenities and a great neighborhood at City Flats on Tenth. Call 812-561-1974 or choose "schedule a tour" to visit your next apartment community.

City Flats on Tenth
3821 E. Barrington Dr. , Apt. C
BloomingtonIndiana 47408
Phone: 812-561-1974
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City Flats on Tenth
City Flats on Tenth is a luxury apartment community located at E 10th St. and N Smith Rd. in Bloomington. Owned and managed by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Indiana University Campus.
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