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7 Apartment-Friendly Ways To Improve Your Environmental Footprint

By | Apartments, Dallas, Earth Day, Environmental Footprint

Conservation has become a pretty big buzzword in the last decade, especially in fast-growing, highly-populated cities like the big Texas metros. As more and more people pour into our cities, local infrastructures begin to feel the strain and environmental impact of the increased population, thus creating a need to conserve our local, natural resources. Here are seven quick tips on what you can do to help live smarter, reduce your carbon footprint, and save a little money at the same time. 1. Install LED Bulbs & Fixtures Photo by rawpixel.com via Pexels One simple way to become more energy efficient is to install LED light bulbs in your apartment. Alternatively, if you’re not big on overhead lighting or replacing existing light bulbs in your unit, think about adding lamps with LED bulbs to utilize when you’re home instead. They’ll help conserve energy, while also providing varying kinds of artistic lighting–win/win! However, if you do go the route of swapping out the bulbs, make sure to stash the bulbs you’re replacing, so you can take your LED bulbs with you at move-out. Most LED light bulbs last around 50,000 hours, which equates to 11 years if used for 12 hours a day (so, pretty much forever). Plus, you paid for them, so keep them! 2. Utilize Black-Out Curtains Photo by Jon Tyson via Unsplash Black-out curtains are dual-purpose and vampire approved, since they’re essential to creating a great sleeping environment and they help your energy bill. According to the U.S. Department…

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