Reducing your energy usage will aid in environmental conservation, and also help you save on your monthly utilities. Even though all necessary utilities are included in your Arch Interim Housing fully furnished apartment- many of our residents love learning new ways to be environmentally conscience, and economically efficient. Here are three simple and cost effective ways to make the most of the energy you use in your home.

Many of our corporate apartments are newly constructed; but your home away from your temporary housing may need a few winter-weather updates! A great way to ensure you are not wasting energy is through adding weather strips to your windows and doors. They are a quick and relatively inexpensive way to stop air leaks and drafts. You can buy pre-cut foam seals from most home improvement stores, or can cut them yourself for a perfect fit. They are a great way to keep your home cozy and warm in the colder months.

Trade out your old light bulbs for new energy efficient ones. Compact Fluorescent and LED bulbs use about 25%-80% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Although they may cost more initially, the bulbs will last longer and your investment will pay off in the end.

One simple way to save energy is by only washing full loads of laundry and dishes. If you have a small load of dishes, consider washing them by hand. Also, washing one large load of laundry will take less energy than washing two loads on a small or medium setting. If you take clothes out of the dryer while they are still a little damp you can lay them out flat and reduce the need for ironing.

These tips should help lower your energy bill in addition to helping out the environment. Follow Arch on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter to learn more money saving tricks for your home or temporary housing.