With the very hot weather and resulting drought on Hilton Head Island, many people who live in apartments in Ridgeland, SC are wondering how to conserve water and energy in an apartment community. Well, there are a number of ways, and here are a few.
Displace Water in Your Toilet Tank
Find a plastic bottle. Fill it with gravel or water and place it in your toilet tank. This allows your toilet to use less water for each flush.
Insulated Drapes/Blackout Curtains
Covering your windows with insulated drapes, blackout curtains or cellular blinds will significantly reduce your heating bills. These can be moved with you.
You can put a composting box under your sink. This allows you to throw away less trash. They can be moved with you as well. If you don’t have plants, just put the compost in the apartment flower garden.
Put mobile draft stoppers in front of doors and windows.
They save a lot of energy. Put CFL’s in frequently used rooms and lamps. Also, turn off lights when you are not in the room.
Help out Your Fridge
In an apartment building, 25% of your electric bill can go to the fridge. Keep the compressor coils clean to ensure your energy bill stays low. Cover Your Food. Check the fridge's seal. If your fridge is empty, fill some water pitchers or gallon jugs with water to keep it full and colder.
Make sure your furniture isn't blocking vents or baseboards