Housing Hype: Housing community saves energy

KMC Housing Community saves energy

Energy conservation and climate change have become a constant discussion over the past few years.

So, why should you be passionate about conserving energy in your home? This boils down to two fundamental reasons: to save money and reduce the amount of damage caused to the environment.

Whether you live on base or in our local communities, here are some easy ways to save energy costs while living in your home…

KMC Housing Energy Conservation Tips:

Use sunlight whenever available, switch off lights when not required, and adjust the heating thermostat to lower temperature when you are not at home.

Draw your curtains at dusk to retain heat in your home, and make sure the curtains, or any furniture, are not blocking your radiators.

Please turn off the lights when they are not in use.

Set your refrigerator temperature to the manufacturer’s recommendation to avoid excessive cooling and wasting energy.

Unplug unused electronics.

Conserve energy by not leaving electrical items on standby…prevent further wastage by not keeping laptops and mobile phones charging unnecessarily.

Dripping taps, if you live on base, call the Housing Maintenance (Comm: 06371-463-9510) for a fix! If you are off base, talk with your landlord.

Winter Tip for base Town House Families…when temperatures are below freezing, ensure the outside technical room is always closed. As a reminder, the maintenance responsibility for technical rooms belongs to the Housing Maintenance Contractor, Vectrus. For repairs, call Comm phone: 06371-463-9510.

During the winter months, cover your outside water faucets to prevent burst water pipes!

To help with all of your housing needs, visit the KMC Housing Office on Vogelweh, Building 1001, or contact your Housing Office by calling +49 631-536-6672/DSN 314-489-6672. You can also visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KMCHousingOffice/