HOW TO BE ENERGY EFFICIENT DURING THE SUMMER
Legacy Court Apartments takes care of you by covering most of the utility costs for your Midvale apartment but that doesn’t mean we don’t care about the environment. You’ve probably noticed—it’s hot outside and this can lead to several people using excessive energy even though there are things you can do to make sure you’re doing your part to use less energy. Here are some of our favorite ideas to help you be more energy efficient when it’s hot out.
Use Appliances Wisely
Unfortunately avoiding the use of appliances is just not an option for most of us. There are clothes to wash and dry and dishes to clean on a regular basis. But there are things you can do in order to save energy while going about your day-to-day tasks. For example: when washing clothes, do full loads of laundry in order to use less water. To save energy in the kitchen, try loading your dishwasher as tightly as possible so that you’re not running it as often. It’s also a good idea to run any appliances at night when it’s cooler because they can heat up your home and use more energy during the day.
Use the Stove Less
If you’ve ever baked a batch of cookies or have done some heavy cooking on a hot day, you’ve probably noticed that it can heat up your place pretty quickly and turn a hot day into an unbearable day. Try to use the microwave during the day and save the heavy cooking for when the sun starts to go down if you can. Using a microwave instead of a stove can also save you about two-thirds the amount of energy which makes it a great alternative.
Turn the Thermostat up
We don’t want you to roast but if you can, trying turning the thermostat up to around 78 degrees and crack some windows instead. Keeping the AC at a higher temperature will prevent it from constantly running and is worth it if you can tolerate the 78 degree range. If you aren’t home, it’s a good idea to turn off the AC altogether so that you don’t waste any additional energy while gone.
Close Your Blinds
Simply just closing your blinds during the day will go a long way in keeping your home cooler during hot summer days. Closing your blinds and curtains will help block out extra sunlight and prevent the AC from kicking on as frequently. We also recommend keeping a window cracked in order to let air in so that your apartment doesn’t get stuffy.
Practicing all of these energy saving tips will not only help save energy at your Midvale apartment, it will help protect the Earth as well and we can get behind. Contact Legacy Court Apartments if you have any additional questions on what you can do to help.