5 Simple Ways to Green Your Apartment in San Francisco | Soma 788

Earth Day is approaching! April 22 is a day chosen to demonstrate support for environmental protection. But this most definitely does not mean our support should stop once the calendar reads 23. A reliable method of making a significant impact on the environment and even your health is to green your home. 

Switch lights to LEDs

Switching to LEDs is a simple step to take to reduce your energy consumption along with your carbon emissions (and electricity bill!). There are many varieties of LED lights ranging from plain white lights to full-on RGB smart-lights. In the end, it depends on what kind of lighting you want for your apartment. Check out this comprehensive smart bulb list to get started.

Switch your old thermostat for a smart one
Not only is a smart thermostat more comfortable and convenient, but it can also help you cut down your energy emissions. Pre-programming your thermostat will keep your rooms at the ideal temperature without having to do anything yourself. Just make sure to keep your windows and doors closed since it will change the inside temperature and might lead you to waste more than you're saving.

Get some houseplants

House plants are a great way to improve both the look of your apartment and your health. They help clean the environment and improve the air quality. Get yourself a few potted or hydroponic plants and place them around your apartment to add some literal green to it. 

Use reusable bags while shopping

You don't have to wait for plastic bags to be outlawed. You can take the initiative! Just keep a few reusable bags in your car or by the door and take them with you every time you go shopping. Want to take it even a step further? Check out this definitive list of reusable items.

These methods we just talked about should be straightforward to apply and will little by little reduce your carbon blueprint, getting you closer to a greener life. If you're thinking of taking that next step into a new apartment, make sure to check our luxury apartments at Soma at 788!

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