28 Feb 4 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home
Eco-friendly living is more than a trend — it’s a way of life. The most effective way to go green is to alter your habits. With a few simple changes, you can replace your current practices with earth-friendly alternatives.
Use Technology To Save Energy
The average American home uses nearly 900 kWh of electricity every month. Consume less to save money on utilities and shrink your eco-footprint. Technology doesn’t need to be complicated. Install smart outlets, and program them to cut the power when a device or appliance is off. For significant energy savings, use smart thermostats and lights. You can program them from your phone, so it’s easy to turn the lights off and the heat down when you’re out.
Get a CSA Share
Community-supported agriculture (CSA) share is an easy way to go green. You’ll get a delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables from a local farm each week. Plus, you won’t be contributing to high emissions levels. Flying Plow Farm and One Straw Farm are two MD options close to the Seasons at Bel Air apartments.
Switch to Eco-Friendly Products
Swap potentially harmful products with earth-friendly ones – start with chemical-laden household cleaning products and laundry detergents. Then switch to LED electronics, which use 75% less energy and last for 20 years. Also, consider eco-conscious toilet paper, water bottles, and toiletries.
Maintain Electronics and Appliances
Reduce your contributions to landfills by keeping your belongings in good shape. Clean your laptop, appliances, and electronics regularly, and bring them in for repairs as needed. You’ll reduce waste and get more for your money.
At Seasons at Bel Air in MD, it’s easy to go green. Our luxury apartments offer amenities, including a fitness center and pool, so you can drive less and enjoy life to the fullest.