How to Make An Environmentally Friendly Apartment
Many people are living a “greener” life, and want their homes to be environmentally friendly, as well. By creating a “green” apartment, you will help reduce the carbon footprint your property leaves on the earth.
Also, putting an environmentally friendly apartment in the rental marketplace could be a great selling point to eco-conscious renters. Some eco-friendly updates can also save renters money because it could reduce their energy bills.
Here are a few ideas on how you could make your rental property environmentally friendly:
Install thermal curtains.
Thermal curtains help make more energy efficient. This is particularly useful in areas that become really cold during the winter. Thermal curtains keeps the colder air out and keeps the rooms well insulated. These curtains could lower the heating bill and keep your residents warm.
Energy-efficient light bulbs.
Energy saving light bulbs also helps residents save money on energy bills. You could also install these in common areas such as hallways and outside. Although the cost of these light bulbs is higher than regular light bulbs, energy efficient light bulbs last longer, so you’ll replace them less frequently.
Install a ceiling fan.
For the hot summer days, a ceiling fan can be alternative to an air conditioner. Air conditioners use a lot of energy and releases many greenhouse gases into the environment. Ceiling fans are fairly low cost (a fan could cost as little as one energy bill), and make less of a negative impact on the environment.
Change to a low-flow showerhead.
Install a low-flow showerhead to be less wasteful of water. This could be very beneficial to property managers and landlords that pay for the water utility bills. It cuts the water consumption while maintaining good water pressure. While older low-flow showerheads compromised the water pressure to a trickle, newer showerheads integrate air to maintain pressure without using more water.