As a renter, you may feel there is not much you can do when it comes to energy efficiency of your dwelling. Consider letting your landlord know about the rebates and programs landlords can access to make their properties more energy efficient. Encourage your landlord to get a no-cost energy assessment for the property. An assessment can help you and your landlord discover opportunities for greater energy efficiency and cost savings. You also may receive energy-saving products such as light bulbs at no cost. Here is the information:

If energy efficiency upgrades are recommended, there are financial incentives that could make it worthwhile for your landlord. These may include:

  • a special offer of 100 percent off recommended insulation and air sealing improvements
  • rebates of up to $25,000 on qualifying energy-efficient heating, cooling, and water-heating equipment and clothes washers
  • the opportunity to apply for 0% financing on eligible upgrades through the  HEAT Loan Program
  • up to $5,000 to help address barriers associated with insulation and air sealing upgrades recommended during an assessment. Offer valid for renter-occupied units in buildings with 2-4 units only. Single-family rentals and owner-occupied units do not qualify
  • no-cost energy-saving products, like advanced power strips, low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, programmable thermostats, and discounted smart thermostats

Watch the video on the website Mass Save website for more renter-friendly energy solutions.