As renters, you may not have the ability to upgrade appliances yourself in the home you’re renting, but there are things you can do to save energy and reduce your utility bills. Experts recommend that tenants occupying a property for less than two years should employ no-cost and low-cost strategies for reducing usage and costs as opposed to putting in the effort to make changes to the property itself. When you receive pushback from the property owners themselves, it simply won’t be worth the effort.
No-cost and Low-cost Strategies
No-cost energy saving strategies cover habit and behavior, such as:
Low-cost energy saving strategies cover tools and projects, such as:
Thermostat Usage Tips
As a rule of thumb, summertime settings for occupied dwellings should stay at about 76 degrees Fahrenheit and wintertime settings 68 degrees. If you’re going to be gone for a while, either turn off the thermostat or remember to program it to conserve energy while you’re away.
Talk to An Energy Expert
For renters planning on remaining at a property for more than two years, we encourage you to work with your landlords and energy experts to make lasting energy saving changes to the property.
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