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Whats The Most Efficient Way To Heat An Apartment in Indianapolis?

March 17, 2022
White bedroom with double windows on the left. Located at Penrose on Mass Apartments.

Your Indianapolis apartment can get cold in winter, but running your furnace 100 percent isn’t environmentally friendly or cheap. Luckily, you can like a warm house without turning up the thermostat. Getting sufficient airflow, preventing out cold air, and cranking down the thermostat can all help keep you contented and on budget. So this season, try with these tips to find the most effective way to heat your apartment in Indianapolis. 

Promoting Good Airflow Is Only One Of The Most Efficient Ways To Heat Your Apartment In Indianapolis

Large living room with a blue accent wall. Ceiling fan is displayed. Located at Midtown Apartments.

The spaces in your Indianapolis apartment won’t feel comfortable if heat can’t get to loved ones. Keep air vents open to send hot air from your heater throughout your complete apartment floor plan. Pull furniture several inches away from heat vents to let air radiate easily. For rooms without registers, make sure the doors are open to let in comfortable air from other quarters.

One more idea for the most efficient way to heat your apartment in Indianapolis: keep each ceiling fan running and in reverse. On the fan’s housing, you should see a control to alter your fan’s rotation. Change it to rotate in reverse when it gets cold out, and the blades will push the rising heated air back down to your living space.

Add Protection To Your Windows To Stop Drafts

Your Indianapolis apartment will feel more comfortable if you can stop cold drafts from entering your entryways. First, be sure to that you’ve bolted and locked all of your windows correctly. Then watch out for temporary items specifically for protecting windows. Magnetic protection and temporary rope caulk can close off openings around your doors and windows. Window film gadgets keep cold air from entering through the windows frame and stop working in spring. If you have a broken window pane, contact the front office tasked with keeping your unit comfortable.

For entryways, be sure to look at the lining below the door. If it’s broken or broken, ask the front office to fix it. If the seal is complete but doesn’t protect, inquire about a air liner that affixes to the underside of the door and seals in the region where much of the cold air seeps in but still lets you open the door. You can also place a cloth wind seal against the bottom of the door as you arrive come home.

Dial Down Your Controller To Save Money

A lady adjusting a thermostat on the wall of her home. 

One of the most efficient method to heat an apartment in Indianapolis is simply dialing your controller down a few degrees. Most homeowners realize they can correct to a few degrees cooler if they wear warmer clothes and you’ll realize savings on your utility. If you get cold easily, you can still see savings on your utility bill by cranking down the temperature when you leave the house or in bed. You can lower it down before you leave for work and crank it back up to a nice temperature when come back home. Or turn it down at night and cover yourself with an extra blanket.

Just don’t adjust the thermostat more than 10 degrees lower than your preferred temperature. Otherwise, it will take more work for your heater to warm your home back up and your efforts will be wasted.


Find A Great Apartment For All Seasons At Riverview Apartments

Get cozy this season in a new residence at Riverview Apartments! Our spacious residences are kept in immaculate condition for your comfort, and we have a desirable community in a preferred location. Call 317-751-4053 and schedule a tour to learn more.