When you don’t own your space, it can be difficult to find ways to make it eco-friendly. However, despite the added challenge that comes with being a renter in, it is still possible to create a green space. Check out our tips for creating a greener apartment:

1. Change your light bulbs to LEDs or CFLs. This will reduce the amount of energy that’s being used, thereby reducing your carbon footprint.

Person Setting their Thermostat. 2. Turn your thermostat down a few degrees in the winter and up a few degrees in the summer. Even the most minute changes can make a big difference not only in your power bill but also in the amount of energy you’ll conserve.

3. Unplug electronic items like your TV when they aren’t in use. You may think that having your devices turned off means they aren’t using power, but in actuality, they’re still draining electricity. So, although it may be a little extra work, it’d be worth your while to unplug all your devices when you aren’t using them.

4. Invest in an air purifier. Although this won’t have a great effect on the environment, it may be beneficial to you if you’re worried about the quality of the air you breathe every day. There are a variety of air purifiers to suit whatever your need, and they’re easy to order online for a decent price.

5. Seal up your windows and doors. Eliminating gaps and spaces where air escapes your apartment can make your home more energy efficient and reduce your monthly power bill.

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