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|Low-flow showerheads||$8-$50 per showerhead||The average family can save 2,700 gallons of water from going down the drain per year by using a low-flow showerhead, not to mention the energy savings from the water heater.|
|Programmable "smart" thermostat||$20-$300 thermostat, no install||A 7- to 10-degree reduction in heating and cooling can mean substantial savings, all while helping the environment.|
|Energy Star appliances||Varies by appliance||The energy savings varies by appliance and usage but can reduce energy consumption by around 15%. Plus, there are potential rebates after purchase for these appliances.|
|Swap lights out for LEDs||$1-$15 per light bulb||LED lighting can reduce energy usage by 75% while lasting 25 times longer than old incandescent bulbs.|
|Insulate doors and/or windows||$128-$403 one-time installation||You don't have to replace existing doors or windows completely, although that's a good option if you can do it. Weather stripping can also do wonders for keeping the air from creeping in.|
|Include recycling||$5-$25 per month and bin||Keeping unwanted items out of landfills makes a huge difference for greenhouse gas emissions and habitat destruction. It's also an easy value-added service for very little cost to you.|
|Go paperless||No cost-$2 per unit per month||Switch to digital lease documents, emailed notices, and start to accept transfers or other forms of payment rather than checks. Less paper means less deforestation.|
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