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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

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