This winter is shaping up to be a doozy. High winds and blustering chills will freeze you in place without the right preparation. Your apartment has heating, but is there more you can do? Maybe you’re looking save money on heating bills, or counter the drafty windows. Don’t worry, Rental Beast has got you covered, we put together a list of tips and tricks to keep your apartment cozy this winter.
- Insulate your windows. No matter what type of windows you have in your unit, they are the prime source of cold air coming in. Line your windows with plastic sheets, bubble wrap, or even trash bags. Use insulator film and air seal as much as you can. Low cost and low tech way to save money on your heating bills this winter. If you have curtains, close them!
- Rearrange your furniture. Based on your heating system this may be applicable to you. It may seem smart to keep your sofa near the radiator or your baseboard heater but it’s actually absorbing the heat. Moving your furniture away from heaters will allow it to better spread around your rooms.
- If you are looking to spend some cash to solve your heating issues. Space heaters and electric blankets are key purchases in staving off the winter chill.
- If you have hardwood floors or tile floors, you may want to invest in some area rugs. Area rugs and carpets can keep heat from escaping through the floorboards.
We hope these tips can help keep you warm this winter, and your heating costs down. At Rental Beast, we want to save you money, especially in regards to your apartment. Keep an eye out for future blog posts on how you can save money whilst apartment living.