With winter just around the corner, it’s a good idea to get a jump start on prepping your apartment for the cold weather ahead. We all know cold weather means higher energy bills, but you can avoid outrageous expenses just by making minor changes to your living space. CTBest Apartments wants your apartment to feel cozy all year and aims to help you save energy and money during the frigid months.
Windows are the first change that needs to be made in the winter months. Drafty windows are a comfort in the summer, but they can often pose a problem in the winter. Using self-stick rubber weather sealing can close gaps and keep the cold air out. Once windows are properly sealed, invest in thick drapes that can be a benefit year round. During the cold weather, take advantage of the sun’s warmth by keeping the drapes open during the day, but be sure to close them at night as temperatures drop. In the summer months, closing thick drapes can help keep the heat out of the apartments.
There are two habits that everyone forms throughout life and by changing those habits, energy and money could be saved. It rarely occurs to anyone to unplug unused electronics and to set thermostat at night and while you’re away. A lot of energy is wasted through electronics that are left plugged in. By using a smart energy strip, it will automatically turn off “vampire energy” when the electronics are not in use. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the heat settings one time and be set to go. If not, you can manually turn the heat down whenever you leave or go to bed – just a few degrees can make a huge difference. By setting a recurring reminder on your phone, both of these habitual customs will quickly become newly learned traits.
By using a humidifier during the winter, you will be able to keep your home at a comfortable climate and add some much needed moisture to the air while you save money. A humidifier reduces the risk of bacteria and infections, but it also makes the room feel warmer than it is. For extra warmth, check out our Montoya Condominiums in Branford, which feature fireplaces that are perfect for winter months. For Montoya leasing information, call or text leasing agent Jennifer at 203-537-3172.
At CTBest Apartments, we want to help the transition into winter be as easy as possible and make sure you are 100 percent prepared. If you are looking for a luxury apartment in Connecticut, or want more information about our communities that offer around–the-clock maintenance, visit us at www.ctbestapts.com.
At Seramonte in the Hamden/New Haven area, residents love all there is to offer. Whether location, amenities or the actual apartment is important, you can find all you need and want at CTBest’s Seramonte apartments. Why do we love it here?
The first reason is the location. The shops and restaurants along the “Magic Mile” are within walking distance of the community, and the public tennis courts and ice skating rinks are nearby as well. Seramonte is also only minutes away from Yale and Quinnipiac universities and world-renowned hospitals. Less than two miles away, residents can find themselves in the city of New Haven. Here, they can explore and see the enriched educational environment that is accompanied by theaters, museums, major medical facilities and a nightlife like no other. Seramonte is also close to some of the best parks and golf courses in the area, including Sleeping Giant State Park and Laurel View and Meadow Brook golf courses. Read More→
Renting for the first time is a major step, and there are certain things to do and keep in my mind when going through the process. From deciding to rent to moving in, the process can seem intimidating, so here are some tips to remember to help those renting for the first time.
First, those looking to rent need to have a budget and stick to it. Making a budget can help narrow down what apartments to look at and prevent wasting time looking at ones not within the budget. One general rule to keep in mind is the rent should not exceed 30 percent of the renter’s income. Staying within a budget will help prevent a lot of stress and worrying.
Second, when looking at apartments to rent, have a list of priorities. This step will also help narrow down what apartments to look at. Having this list also helps whenever deciding which apartment to choose. Some things on the list may be priorities like being pet friendly, but others might be more of a want than a need. Knowing which things are most important can help make a decision whenever choosing between the final few apartments. Read More→
The affordability of utilities plays a large role when people are deciding if and where they should rent. Are the utility costs low enough? Who includes utilities in the cost of the monthly rent and still has a reasonable price? At CTBest Apartments, you can find both luxury apartments that include utilities and an affordable cost. How?
One reason the costs of utilities is low when renting an apartment is because of the floor plan of the apartment and building. Large homes use a lot of energy and power to heat and cool the whole house. There are a lot of rooms and space, and it simply just takes more energy to heat and cool it. Read More→
Looking for something fun to do this summer that won’t break the bank? We’ve got you covered! From public art displays and outdoor concerts to farmers markets, here’s a list of some of our favorite things to do and see in Stamford this summer:
The Alive@Five Outdoor Summer Concert Series: July 7- August 11. Head on over to Columbus Park on Thursdays at 5 p.m. for some of the best music you’ll find this summer for $10-15. This annual event is a local favorite and is one you definitely won’t want to miss. Here’s the lineup:
July 7: O.A.R
July 14: Hanson
July 21: Third Eye Blind
July 28: Eric Hutchinson
August 4: Easton Corbin
August 11: CeeLo Green
Wednesday Nite Live: July 6 – July 27. Formerly known as Jazz-Up July, Wednesday Nite Live has got your middle-of-the-week concert fix. For just $10, you can hear live music at Columbus Park from some incredible performers:
July 6: The Temptations
July 13: The 5th Dimension
July 20: George Benson
July 27: Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo on their “We Live for Love” Tour Read More→
It is that time in your life where you have to decide where you want to live. When looking at apartments, you can see how there are many advantages of apartment living. You can find a great location closer to the city and have more freedom to do what you want when you live in an apartment. Not to mention, renting an apartment gives you a worry-free life, and you can still make it your own.
One of the advantages of renting an apartment that fosters a worry-free lifestyle is low maintenance. When you rent an apartment, you don’t have to worry about lawn care and other maintenance issues and if something breaks in the apartment, the owner or landlord pays for the fixes, which means more money stays in your pocket. Another reason renting is great is because it can be cheaper than owning a home since you have no mortgage or repair costs, and there are no direct property taxes. Additionally, renting an apartment gives you more freedom and time to do what you want and relax since you don’t have all the maintenance and other things homeowners have to worry about.
There are many advantages to renting and living in an apartment because you can have a worry-free lifestyle and make your apartment truly your home. In addition, most apartments, like CTBest Apartments, are in great locations closer to the city and are conveniently located near a variety of restaurants, shopping, parks and much more. If you are looking for an apartment to make your own that gives you the best of a worry-free lifestyle, call or text leasing consultant Desiree at 203-223-1665 or visit www.CTBestApts.com.