Many people who live in apartments wonder if they can still live green and make a positive impact on the planet even though they don’t control the appliances, the type of windows, or many things about the efficiency of their home. Can I live green in an apartment in Hershey, or anywhere else? Absolutely. Let’s take a look at some ways how.
Consider Your Waste
Your apartment community creates tons of trash – literally! You should make sure to separate out anything that can be recycled. Your community probably has a program, and even if they don’t, it’s not that big of a deal to take bottles and cans somewhere to be recycled. Pennsylvania doesn’t have a bottle deposit law, unfortunately, but it does have plenty of recycling facilities. This makes a big difference in both energy used and raw materials used.
If you have Hershey, PA Renters Insurance, you know how much paper is generated by a renters insurance policy. Since they have to send you the entire policy document, sometimes the initial mailing can run to seventy-five pages or more. If that’s in a PDF instead of paper, you’ve helped the world. If your bills are PDF, or better yet just automatically debited, even better. The same goes for your electric, and just about every other bill – most companies offer paperless, and you should take advantage of it. Paperless documents also reduce your risk of identity fraud via mail theft!
Do You Really Need That Light?
Is it really that important to leave the light on all day so the apartment is bright when you walk in after work? If you have safety concerns, is there a more energy-efficient solution or bulb you could use? There are many more efficient types of lights now, so if you still have incandescents you should replace them. In addition, consider the power used by all of your devices that are perpetually trickle charging. Just plug them in at night, instead of having them always plugged in. It’s better for them anyway!
Winter In Hershey Can Be Cold
We know. Central PA winters are unique beasts, and that’s not lost on us. But you can save quite a bit of money as well as energy by putting on a sweater. Turn the heat down when you leave for work, as well. If you have a programmable thermostat, you’ll even be able to set it to be warm when you come home, without paying to heat the place all day when no one is home.
Can I live green in an apartment? Of course. There are a number of other ways that you can help to protect the planet even though you only have limited control over many things since you live in an apartment. If you have ideas for additional tips we should include, click here to send an email and we might include your tip in an update. If you want more information on you can protect your family, just call (800)892-4308 or click to get covered - whether you need Hershey renters insurance quotes online or coverage anywhere else!
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