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Renter’s Can Lower Energy Bills

5 December 2022

Monnick Supply - Sealing Windows

Energy prices in Massachusetts are poised to go up this winter.

But if you live in an apartment, you might not have a ton of control over your heating system. Here are a few DIY ways to lower your energy bills:

Stop window drafts by sealing a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet to the inside of your window frames. I know it’s kind of like plastic-wrapping your windows, but it works. You can buy window film sheets online or at hardware stores.

Installing insulating drapes or shades on drafty windows works, too. But make sure to open them during the day to let the warm sunlight in.

For drafty doors, use some aptly named door draft stoppers. Whether fabric or silicone, they will lessen the amount of heat that sneaks from gaps under your door.

Make sure to remove any window air conditioning units during the cold months to reduce drafts. If you can’t remove it, just cover the inside and outside of the unit with plastic.

Set your ceiling fans to turn clockwise. This will push warm air back down into a room.

Neeh help? Head to your local Hardware Store, contact Monnick Supply!


Marlborough Store

135 Maple Street,
Marlborough, MA
Call (508) 318-4788


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

Framingham Store

759 Waverly Street,
Framingham, MA
Call (508) 386-9876


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

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135 Maple St.
Marlborough MA 01752
United States
(508) 318-4788
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 7am - 5:30pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm
Monnick Supply $$
759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
United States
(508) 386-9876
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 5:30pm
Sun 10am - 4pm