If you are like many people, you might be focused on green living nowadays so that you can help the environment and save money on electricity and water. However, as you might have noticed, many green living improvements that are made within the home are better designed for homeowners, such as installing new, energy-efficient appliances.
Just because you rent does not mean that you can’t make green living improvements, however. These are a few improvements to try, even if you aren’t a homeowner.
Consider investing in energy-efficient curtains that help cover up your windows and keep the bright outdoor light — and therefore the additional heat — out. If you choose the right type, you may be able to use them on different-sized windows if you move later on. For example, larger light-blocking curtains can be threaded onto a curtain rod and can be removed and taken to your next place later.
Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
If your unit does not currently have energy-efficient light bulbs, consider swapping them out. You can always save the old ones and put them back in when you move so that you can take your energy-efficient light bulbs with you, especially since these light bulbs are designed to last much longer and may last throughout your lease term and beyond.
As you can see, you can still make energy-efficient improvements to your home if you rent. If you contact us at Western National Property Management, we can also help you find a green living rental.