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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.

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.

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…

apartment utilities

When looking for a new apartment, you'll want to consider utility costs along with rent price. Some leases include full or partial utility coverage; others require you to do the set up yourself. Ask the apartment manager for details about…

heater

Ah, the deep freeze of winter. Maybe you love the freshly fallen snow, the way you can see your breath in the air, and snuggling up under warm blankets while the wind howls outside. On the other hand, maybe you’re…

For apartment dwellers who depend on their connection to the Web, it’s a drag when a slow one seems to stop time online.

[find-an-apartment] With a little bit of know-how, you can trouble shoot a solution when the information superhighway leaves you on the side of the road. Keep these details in mind.

The telltale orange leaves and nip in the air means it’s that time again: Fall’s cool breezes will soon give way to icy, wintry gusts. Don’t wait until it’s freezing outside to prepare your home for the cold months – these easy DIY projects will boost your energy efficiency and keep you toasty warm until spring. [find-an-apartment] 1. Tend to your windows. Everyone wants big, pretty windows to brighten up their home, but windows tend to leak if they’re old, letting cold drafts seep inside. If you’ve got gaps, check with your landlord to see if you can caulk them or have the apartment community’s maintenance team do it for you. You can further improve your efficiency with window coverings, including drapes, blinds and curtains. Be sure to close them at night so there’s a barrier between your warm inside air and the coldest outside air. And don’t forget weather stripping – if you can feel a draft coming from your windows, it needs to be plugged. You can buy inexpensive weather stripping at any home improvement store, or you can make your own draft stopper.

Don’t forget: Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November. That’s this weekend! As we prepare to welcome earlier sunsets, take the opportunity to take care of a few things around your apartment: [find-an-apartment] 1. Set the clocks back an hour. Obviously, this is the most important thing you have to do, or else you’ll be an hour early for everything. However, you don’t have to worry about it if you live in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or most of Arizona – these places don’t observe Daylight Saving Time.

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