Posts Tagged: energy-saving

Pros and Cons: Microwave vs. Oven for Preparing Ready-to-Go Meals
Pros and Cons: Microwave vs. Oven for Preparing Ready-to-Go Meals

Pros and Cons: Microwave vs. Oven for Preparing Ready-to-Go Meals

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. In a hectic world of working often (if not always), some apartment-dwellers have turned to ready-to-go meals that can be ordered in bulk or by subscription. The thing is, some apartments’ kitchens may…
Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC
Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC

Pros and Cons: Window AC vs. Central AC

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. While you’re searching for your first apartment, you’ll have to choose between an apartment with window air conditioner units or centralized air conditioning. It’s natural, then, if you’re wondering which is more effective,…
Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Energy in Your Apartment (and Save Money)
Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Energy in Your Apartment (and Save Money)

Sustainable Living: How To Use Less Energy in Your Apartment (and Save Money)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. Lower utility bills are a good reason to use less energy, but that’s not all – less energy usage is also good for the environment. However, since so many appliances rely on electricity, it might…
Best Apartment Temperatures for Comfort and Budget
Best Apartment Temperatures for Comfort and Budget

Best Apartment Temperatures for Comfort and Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding the best temperatures in your first apartment can be tricky, especially if you weren’t allowed to touch the thermostat in your parents’ home. There are a few basic rules to selecting the right temperatures for you that won’t break the bank, are energy efficient, and will keep guests (and yourself!) comfortable. As always, test…