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Easy Tips for Saving Energy

Sustainability is a top priority at RedPeak. Offering recycling programs in all our apartment communities
, cleaning our swimming pools and hot tubs with mineral filtration systems instead of chlorine, and using online service requests and rent payments to reduce paper consumption are just a few ways we try to lessen our –and our residents’– environmental impact.

In honor of Earth Day, we decided to share a few easy energy saving tips. Go green and save some green in the process– it’s a win-win!
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Make The Switch

Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (like we do at RedPeak) instead of incandescent bulbs, and save between $180 and $300 a year. 

Turn Down

Lowering the temp on your thermostat just one degree saves $44 to $73 a year on your power bill.

Unplug

The energy electronic devices use when they’re not turned on but still plugged in is called “phantom load.” Simply unplugging electronics like your TV or DVD player when you’re not using them can save you up to $100 a year. 

Snooze (and You Don’t Lose)

Using the sleep function on your computer and monitor reduces your energy consumption by about $20 a year.

Recharge

Consider investing in rechargeable batteries. Although their initial cost is almost double that of Alkalines (when you include the charger), the break-even point is less than two years, after which the ownership cost for rechargeables is less than $25 cents a year.

For more ways to save energy, check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s website.

How do you save energy? Tweet us your tips!

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