Posts Tagged ‘Apartment Utilities’

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Typical Utility Costs in Atlanta

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Even without a pandemic, housing costs vary substantially across the country. With millions of jobs in jeopardy these days, uncertainly looms even larger for both families and single people. read more

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Does Your Apartment Have Poor Insulation?

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Depending on where you live, cold temperatures are unavoidable as winter sets in. After a long day trekking through the snow, curling up in a warm, cozy home sounds like a good plan. Unfortunately, many apartments have poor insulation, but living there doesn’t have to be torture every winter. read more

Water and Conservation: 5 Tips to Save You Money

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Water and conservation is an important subject that you need to tackle to save money. Even if your landlord pays the water bill, you can reduce your electricity bill by using less heated water. It’s also good for you to practice how to conserve water in case there’s a natural disaster or some other emergency […] read more

4 Reasons to Use Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

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Energy saving light bulbs may cost more than traditional incandescent light bulbs, but there are a number of compelling reasons to spend the extra money initially on the energy-saving versions. If you’re debating whether or not to purchase the energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs, consider the following: 1 – They Use Less Electricity and You […] read more

Saving Energy: How to Stay Cool in the Summer

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Saving energy becomes a top priority during months of extreme weather, as cranking up your air conditioner in the summer or heating unit in the winter can lead to an expensive utility bill. Fortunately, during the summer months there are numerous measures you can take to stay cool while saving energy—and cash. Start Simple: Close […] read more

Apartment Utilities: Under Your Name or Your Roommate’s?

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Paying for apartment utilities have been the cause of many conflicts and roommate splits. Many fights can be avoided in the first place, with a well thought out and negotiated roommate agreement. Even then, there are roommates who breach contracts, and refuse to pay for the utilities they agreed to pay for. It’s a touchy […] read more

Energy-Saving Ideas for the College Student

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College students looking for energy saving ideas will find that even cutting back in minor ways can add up quickly to savings on their utility bills or at least a reduced negative impact on the environment. Any of the following ideas can help you cut back on energy consumption in your apartment: Get a Retractable […] read more

Energy Efficient Heating: Stocking up on Blankets

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Stocking up on blankets is key to your plans for energy efficient heating. It’s not the entire solution to reducing your energy costs, but it can make a difference in your utility bills. When you’re moving to a new apartment, and need to reduce your moving load, you may think that it’s best to get […] read more

Landline Phone Service Pros and Cons: Do You Need It?

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Now that so many people have cell phones, it’s worth asking whether landline phone service is an obsolete and unnecessary element of a home or other shared living space. However, in some cases, a landline phone makes a lot of sense. Some good guidelines can help individuals decide if they profit from a phone landline, […] read more