How to Make Your Apartment Energy Efficient

Maximizing Energy Efficiency

As the weather begins to get colder and colder, you may be looking for ways to maximize your energy usage. If you live in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, then you can expect an annual snowfall of approximately 23 inches, so planning for energy efficiency keeps you cozy year-round. Check out some quick and easy ways to set your apartment up for energy success! 

Light bulbs

It used to be that an energy-efficient bulb would cost you much more money or was hard to find. Not anymore! Energy-saving bulbs abound in nearly every hardware store. When you go shopping, look for LED light bulbs. These bulbs are a quick and easy way to bring down your energy costs. According to, “Lighting accounts for around 15% of an average home's electricity use, and the average household saves about $225 in energy costs per year by using LED lighting.” They also mention a pro-tip: look for bulbs that have earned the ENERGY STAR rating. 


This energy-saving strategy can actually be a lot of fun. The simple addition of a rug on a hardwood floor or vinyl floor can actually have an impact on your energy usage. According to Floor Trends Magazine, you could increase your efficiency by 10-20% with the addition of floor coverings. So now comes the fun part. You get to go shopping! If you live at Muirwood Village, our convenient location keeps you close to some top shopping around Reynoldsburg. You can find that perfect, heat-saving rug in no time.  

Smart Power Strips

This new innovation is an easy no-brainer for increasing your energy efficiency. You’ve most likely heard of and use traditional power strips. They lurk in areas that have a lot of electronics, such as an office, kitchen, or behind a TV. What you may not know is that leaving your electronics plugged into these strips constantly is pulling energy and costing you money. Even if the devices are turned off! It’s a phenomenon referred to as “vampire electricity” or “phantom power.” According to How Stuff Works, experts have found that as much as 5-10% of your home’s energy costs are caused by devices that are plugged in but not in use. The old advice was to go around and unplug everything, but that can get tedious and annoying. Smart power strips make it easy. They are designed to stop your lesser-used devices from pulling that pesky phantom power. There are many options to choose from, so How Stuff Works breaks down how they work and which one may be right for you in a great smart power strip article

Muirwood Village is the perfect place to get cozy this winter. Our Reynoldsburg apartments feature rustic elements like exposed beams and open staircases, and our updated interiors already have you set up for energy efficiency. You can enjoy the colder months in comfort in one of our stylish floor plans. Are you ready to come home to Muirwood Village? Then call us at (614)-503-4076.

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Oct 25