On National Cut Your Energy Cost Day – we have some ideas for going green at Collingwood Apartments
Looking for ways to save on ENERGY during the winter months? With those New Year’s resolutions still fresh on your mind, now is the perfect time to rethink old habits and start saving money on more efficient ways of living, while protecting our environment. We should all do our part to help the planet look its best.
Here are 7 ideas from The Idea Specialists at Collingwood Apartments for going GREEN around your apartment!
1. Switch out your old lightbulbs to energy efficient LED bulbs. Just by doing this, you will see a significant decrease in electric use which means more money back in your pocket!
2. Start using chemical-free and biodegradable green cleaners. They are better for the environment and your health. We love Mrs. Myers products – check them out here or visit nearby TARGET at 6000 N Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022-3006, 770-664-5395
3. Get insulated shades or curtains to keep the heat indoors at night. And when you need some light, instead of turning on a lamp, open the blinds or curtains to illuminate the room.
4. Close vents and doors to rooms that are not used as often, like a spare bedroom or office.
5. Use a surge protector, specifically, a point-of-use protector strip. These allow you to turn off your high electric usage machines with just one switch of the power knob. Surge protectors also help protect your equipment against power spikes.
6. Add (real) houseplants. Indoor greenery not only looks good but naturally cleans the air around you. Shoot for two plants per 100 square feet. This time of year you can find a nice selection of house plants at Lowes Home and Garden Store at 4925 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004 or, take a peak at what they have to offer right here.
7. Instead of buying plastic water bottles from the store, purchase a large, reusable one and filter the water with a pitcher.
Simple changes can make a big difference.
Happy New Year from your on-site team at Collingwood Apartment Homes!