Category Archives Utilities

fluorescent light bulbs

The other feature of these energy efficient bulbs is that many come in colored versions and are “smart,” so you can connect them to your smart home hub, set up routines for lights to switch on and off automatically when you come and go, attach them to motion sensors, or even fade them in and out in the morning and evening with the sun.

WiFi Cell Service

Using Wi-Fi with your phone will allow you to browse the internet and use most of your apps without needing better cell reception because Wi-Fi does not require a cellular signal. Additionally, if your phone service charges for using above a certain amount of data per month, using Wi-Fi does not count towards your data plan.

ideal indoor humidity

Longtime apartment dwellers from D.C. to Atlanta and Miami to Houston know more about outdoor humidity than they’d likely care to. Summertime in the East brings sweltering temps and sticky situations. What’s less often considered, however, is your home’s ideal…

Energy saving bulbs called CFLs are an investment that saves cash overall.

Today's energy savings bulbs, known as Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) can not only earn your apartment the green seal of approval, but save you some significant cash in the longrun. Better yet, the modern versions of these energy efficient light bulbs - designed for home use - have improved by leaps and bounds.

home heating

There are few utilities that can really put a dent in your bank account quite like heating your apartment. While you want to have your apartment at a comfortable temperature during the winter, those bills can really pile up when…

Dog and Fan

Hot? Sweaty? Summer is here and it’s back with a vengeance. While some apartment-dwellers lucked out with air conditioning, there are others that need to seek out cooling alternatives when the thermometer goes up. Whether you are looking to save…

Top 5 DIY Skills You Should Know

One of the best parts about living in an apartment is that when something goes wrong (like the heat isn't working or the toilet won't stop running), you don't really have to take care of it yourself-- maintenance can help!…

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