Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient

4 Ways to Go Green in Your Apartment

Reducing your energy usage is not only good for your wallet, but also, for the planet and community.


Here are a few simple ways that you can go green in your apartment!

Meet your new neighbors: houseplants

There’s a reason why houseplants are becoming so popular in apartments and homes again. Actually, a few: they bring a fresh new look to your apartment; they are emotionally appealing; and they also act as a natural air filter, cleaning the air in your apartment without you having to lift a finger.

Just don’t forget to water them!

Switch out the old light bulbs

Invest in some CFLs, otherwise known as compact fluorescent light bulbs. Sure, they may be a bit more expensive upfront, but the long-term savings make up for it.

Go plastic-less

We all know how quickly empty plastic bottles can stack up in our homes, but there’s a solution that can solve that problem in minutes: a reusable pitcher!

Instead of buying plastic water bottles, simply invest in a water filter, and use the water from the tap as your go-to source. You’ll save dollars and cut back on waste.

Rely on windows for natural light

Finally, the windows! Bringing natural light into your apartment should be a constant goal because you’re not paying for sunlight!

You’ll use your less electricity and produce a healthier glow in your apartment.

At Glendale Communities, we’re all about fostering an environment that is happy and healthy for all of our residents. And with these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to helping the green initiative.

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