Energy Saving Tips for Renters

One of the questions we’ve been asked numerous times is

What can I do as a renter to save energy?

A general rule of thumb is anything that is good for a home owner is also good for a rental property, but it is limited by what you are allowed to do by your landlord. The EPA has a Top 10 List for Renters that is worth a read for renters and home owners as well.  Even if you are limited as a renter by the changes you can make to the space, you can definitely make a difference.  I encourage you to talk to your landlord and find out if they are willing to make the improvements or at least permit you to do it and provide the raw materials like caulk and weatherstripping.   Often a landlord is happy to pay for materials if you put in the sweat equity as it is a win-win situation.

Take a look at the Top 10 Tips for Renters and see if you can work out a mutually beneficial arrangement with your landlord to save energy.

Happy Greening!
Jon



Comments

  1. Excellent Article. This great article is very important for those people who want to save energy.

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