As the air becomes crisper and the leaves begin to change in Newport, Wales, the focus shifts to staying warm and comfortable indoors. At our letting agency, we understand the significance of energy efficiency for both landlords and contract holders. Here are some practical tips that can help you save on energy while keeping your rental property warm and inviting during the autumn months.
Mindful Thermostat Settings
During the daytime, set the thermostat to a comfortable yet slightly lower temperature, and consider layering clothing for warmth. When nighttime falls, a slightly cooler setting is ideal, and adding an extra blanket to the bed can keep you cosy.
Seal the Drafts
Inspect windows and doors for gaps, and use weatherstripping or draft stoppers to seal them. Don’t forget to check for gaps around electrical outlets and vents too. These small steps can collectively have a big impact on energy efficiency.
Leverage Natural Light
Open curtains during the day to let in sunlight, and close them at night to retain the heat. Maximising natural light not only reduces the need for artificial lighting but also contributes to a cheerful and cosy ambiance.
Furnace and Heater Maintenance
Replace or clean filters regularly to allow optimal airflow. If you haven’t done so already, consider scheduling a professional inspection to identify any potential issues before they escalate.
Efficient Use of Appliances
Be mindful of how you use appliances that generate heat, such as ovens and stoves. Cooking during colder hours can help warm up your living space. After cooking, keep the oven door slightly open to let the residual heat circulate.
Encourage layering by providing extra blankets and throws. This allows them to maintain a comfortable temperature without over-relying on heating systems. Consider suggesting cosy rugs for added insulation on chilly floors.
Unplug and Power Down
Unplug chargers, electronics, and appliances when they’re not needed. This not only conserves energy but also reduces electricity costs.
As the autumn breeze sets in, adopting energy-efficient practices is a win-win for both landlords and contract holders. Enhancing the rental experience, and promoting energy efficiency aligns with creating comfortable and eco-conscious living spaces.