Posts Tagged: saving on electric bill

Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas
Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas

Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas

  |   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. When you’re looking to move into your first apartment, it’s common to see some apartment listings with gas heating and stoves. You might also see electric heating and stoves (and many gas appliances…
Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad
Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad

Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let me preface this by saying that I know that this doesn’t hold true everywhere, but let’s face it, Europe is often a lot better at saving on energy (and therefore money) than America, and while I was studying abroad in Italy, I picked up several habits that your wallet (and the environment) will thank…
9 Ways to Save Money Right Now
9 Ways to Save Money Right Now

9 Ways to Save Money Right Now

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you want to start saving for your next trip, a new house, or a new car. It doesn’t matter what you want to save for, it’s always a good idea to to control your expenses so you won’t end up in poverty. And the time to start is right now! 1. Stop buying pre-made…
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The dog days of August are here! It may be the tail end of the summer but that doesn’t mean the heat streak is over. Sometimes the summer heat can trail on well into September and beyond, and I’m here with some more tips to keep you at your coolest. Get out of your apartment…
Quick Tips to Help Cut Your Utility Bill This Summer.
Quick Tips to Help Cut Your Utility Bill This Summer.

Quick Tips to Help Cut Your Utility Bill This Summer.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hey you, living under this “heat dome”! Utility costs with your apartment got you down? With all the additional expenses that come with summer (long nights out, vacations etc.), it can be easy to blow your budget and not have enough for those unexpected rises in utility costs (AC, more frequent showering, etc.). If you’re…
Fill out a Quick Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate
Fill out a Quick Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate

Fill out a Quick Utilities Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The survey is closed. Thanks for all survey participants. The results will be reported in an upcoming post. Congratulations to Alize from Greenville, SC, who was the randomly – selected winner of the $50 Amazon gift certificate. At MyFirstApartment.com, we are asked every day how to estimate apartment utilities.  We want to update our previous utility…
5 Ways to Save on Your Summer A/C Bills
5 Ways to Save on Your Summer A/C Bills

5 Ways to Save on Your Summer A/C Bills

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We are in the midst of another heatwave and A/C costs are going through the roof.   Here are 5 simple ways to get your electric bills under control. 1. Turn the A/C Up And by up, I mean down. What I mean is, you don’t need to have your apartment chilled to a nice 68…
How to Save Money on Summer Electric Bills
How to Save Money on Summer Electric Bills

How to Save Money on Summer Electric Bills

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As we head into the dog days of summer, cooling the home becomes extremely important and costly.  Your monthly electric bill suddenly doubles or even triples, if the heat gets really brutal.  Add the following tips to the ones we have shared before to help you to tame your energy bill, so that this summer’s heat…
Keep Your Summer Electric Bill Down
Keep Your Summer Electric Bill Down

Keep Your Summer Electric Bill Down

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re in the throes of summer, so it can get hot – and for many people, that means a very, very high electric bill, since they’re spending mad money on the ol’ AC. But it doesn’t have to be that way – while your bill will probably go up no matter what you do, here…