6) Change Your Air Filter
Your heating and air conditioning system is the largest energy consumer in your home or apartment. A dirty HVAC air filter will reduce the efficiency of your system and increase your energy bills. Make sure you change your air filter at least every two months, or as often as it becomes dirty. Check with your property manager, if you live in an apartment.
7) Fill Dishwasher Before Each Use
You can reduce your water usage by scraping dishes free of debris, rather than rinsing them in the sink. Additionally, make sure you run your dishwasher only when you have a full load. Running the dishwasher less reduces both water and energy usage.
8) Report Leaking Toilets and Pipes
If you have a dripping faucet, leaking pipe, or running toilet, your apartment could be wasting thousands of gallons of water each year. A leaking faucet or pipe will waste 250 gallons of water per month, while a leaking toilet will flush away as much as 7,000 gallons. Common leak locations include:
Behind kitchen appliances
Dripping faucets and shower heads
Crawlspaces and basements
Make sure you report leaks and moisture issues to your property manager as soon as you find them.
9) Use an Indoor Dehumidifier
Dehumidification is one of the primary functions of your home or apartment. You can supplement that process by using dehumidification systems. Place your dehumidifier in areas of your apartment that are prone to moisture.
10) Utilize Room Darkening Shades During Summer
During warm Greenwood summers, utilize room darkening shades to help naturally cool your living space, especially over windows in direct sunlight. This will help ease the burden of your air conditioning system to maintain indoor air comfort.
Continue following our website for more tips on reducing energy consumption in your home or apartment. If you are ready to tour or rent a green apartment in Greenwood, SC, contact Regency Park Apartments.