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How To Save Money On Your Monthly Bills On Your Indianapolis Apartment

February 03, 2021

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Everybody looks to save money on monthly bills in Indianapolis, but is it truly doable when you inhabit an apartment? While slashing your monthly rent would be pleasant,, instead, think about your utility bills.

Whether you live in a studio or a three-bedroom apartment, there are several ways you can save money on monthly bills on your Indianapolis apartment.

Air filter HVAC maintenance in Indianapolis

Change Your Furnace Air Filter and Waste Less Energy

Clogged air filters make your HVAC system work harder and expend more energy. Dirty filters mean a more expensive energy bill for you. A clean filter will not only let your HVAC system operate more efficiently, but it can also help avoid untimely malfunctions. Anyone who's experienced the heater fail in the middle of a frigid winter night will advise you it's well worth inspecting and replacing your filter.

You can find an air filter at any big box or home improvement retailer. Just make certain you get the correct kind, as a larger apartment may take a larger air filter than a single-bedroom. You may also wish to ask if the maintenance team provides free replacements. Check the filter each month, even if it's expected to last for 90 days. If you hold it up to a light and aren’t able to see through it, that's an excellent indication it's time for a replacement.

Smart lights in a Indianapolis apartment

Save Money on Monthly Bills with LED Lights

There are lots of good ideas on saving money on monthly bills in Indianapolis, but one of the favorites is with indoor lighting. LED bulbs utilize smaller amounts of energy than typical incandescent bulbs and last much longer. If you're worried about the upfront purchase cost, don't be. The cost of LED bulbs has decreased dramatically over the years, and there are lots of affordable options.

The savings here is two-fold, as not only will you cut electricity consumption, you'll also gain from not needing to purchase replacement bulbs as often. Check with your unit’s front office team as they may use LED bulbs and furnish you with them!
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Automate Your New Lights With Smart Bulbs

Do you know your Google Home or Amazon Echo do more than only play that song you're wanting to find? Using a smart light or smart plug, you can operate lights through voice commands or your mobile app.

If you neglect to switch off a light you can do so directly from your phone rather than letting it burn all day. Or limit your utility waste even further by putting your lights on a timer to turn off and on automatically.

These smart and helpful solutions give peace of mind in other ways. If you're away on vacation or on a work trip, you can set your lights to activate automatically. You can give the appearance and make it look like you're home by setting the light to flip on at the normal time you come home.

Discover Your Future Apartment With StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes

Of course, it's less difficult to save money on monthly bills if your home has up-to-date infrastructure and energy-efficient appliances. Fortunately, you can get these upscale features and a wonderful community at StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes. Call 317-743-2959 or choose "schedule a tour" to check out your next apartment community.