Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

How to Keep Warm Without Heating

Emily Gleeson

 · Dec 13, 2022

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All-inclusive rents are great for people who live in colder climates since they don’t have to budget for higher utility bills when the cold weather hits. But what about those of us that are responsible for fronting the heating bill?

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.

Cole Nemeth

 · Dec 7, 2021

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When shopping for your dream apartment, creating a budget is a critical step. Usually, all of us know exactly how much we are able to pay in rent each month, so we look for a place that fits nicely within that price range. After moving in, however, we realize that rent is far from the […]

Beth Fitzjarrald

 · Aug 8, 2017

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Glass window film can be effective for saving energy, and reducing your monthly utility bills. It’s a replacement for the old fashion method of taping aluminum foil to cardboard and then placing them on your windows to block out sunlight. Window film makes it easy to reduce the amount of sunlight entering your apartment during the […]

Staff Writer

 · Jul 7, 2010

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Probably the best way to save money when it comes to using central heating is to make sure that you’re using energy wisely. This can be achieved in a number of ways. While central heating, such as a geo thermal heat pump, is less costly to operate than a forced-air furnace, it is more expensive than using, say, space […]

Staff Writer

 · Mar 5, 2010

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One of the harsh realities of living in an apartment is that it can be difficult to heat during the winter. Apartments are built to be efficient, but you might find that the one you’re living in is not heat efficient. Here are some strategies for keeping your apartment warm during the winter, without breaking […]

Daphne Mallory

 · Aug 26, 2009

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Maybe you’ve been dreading the summer for months—the high electricity bills due to constant air-conditioning, the expensive road trips in gas-guzzling cars to visit relatives or swim at the beach, the need to buy a new wardrobe that doesn’t suffocate you when the temperature rises above 75 degrees. Fear not: this will be your least expensive summer ever, thanks to the following money-saving tips.

aptsherpa

 · Jul 12, 2006

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The holidays loom with turkey legs, pilgrims, holly, and ho ho hos, but the spread on the table and the number of presents under the tree might be severely limited this year. Why? Because heating oil prices are expected to be at an all time high in the winter of 2005-2006, leading to a potential 30% increase in energy bills this winter. Other than denying little Tommy his coveted bicycle or action figure, or scarfing tofurkey (it’s just $50 for a Tofurky feast that feeds four! ) instead of a real bird, what might you do to save money in the coming months? We’ve got a bevy of tips for knocking down your heating bill by enough dollars to satisfy the kids—big and little—this winter season.

aptsherpa

 · Nov 30, 2005

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