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Make your rental properties more energy efficient and tenants will be more comfortable, experience lower electric bills and may be less likely to move.

Reduced turnover lets you avoid loss of rental income and the hassle of finding new qualified tenants. Energy efficiency improvements can save you time and money too.

Our Landlord Interim Billing or Landlord Link services make participation in our incentive programs easier. It's free and only takes a few minutes to enroll.

Simple things you can do to save energy

Heating & Cooling
  • Replace forced air system filters regularly or clean them as needed.
  • Seal heating ducts and insulate those that run through unheated spaces.
  • Install programmable thermostats in each unit and encourage your tenants to set the temperature to 68°F in the winter and 78°F in the summer.
  • Seal air leaks around doors, windows and around any plumbing and electrical penetrations in walls, floors and ceilings. The best way to fix an air leak depends on its size and location. Use caulk, expanding foam sealant, crack filler or weather-stripping, depending on your application.
Water heating & appliances
  • Set the hot water temperature to 120°F (49°C) in all rental units. Some dishwashers require a temperate to be slightly higher. Consult your owner’s manual for your specific model.
  • Fix leaky faucets.
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Refrigerator recycling

Recycle old refrigerators or freezers in your rental properties and get cash back. We’ll pick them up for free and your tenants could save up to $150 per year on bills.

Get recycling info for your state »

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General
  • Order free energy-efficiency stickers and give them to your tenants as reminders to save energy.
  • In Wyoming, electric rates encourage energy efficiency. For residential customers, the energy charge for usage up to 500 kilowatt-hours per month is billed at a lower rate than the kilowatt-hour usage above that threshold.
  • More energy efficiency tips

Incentives for longer-term energy savings

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For landlords with properties served on residential accounts, incentives are available for purchasing new energy-efficient heating and cooling systems and appliances, for installing energy-efficient windows, insulation and more. The landlord’s name must be on the account or associated with their tenants’ accounts to participate.

If your units have shared laundry facilities you could save month after month by purchasing qualified washers and installing energy-efficient lighting with occupancy sensors.

Review incentive programs for your state »

PDF Home Energy Savings Program Information & Process

For more details on incentives for your property, please call 1-800-942-0281.

Property Manager tools
Try our free Business Solutions Toolkit. Our no-cost online tools can provide your business with information to help you make sound energy decisions and save money.

Find efficiency recommendations for multifamily properties with our online tool

Other information and programs for landlords

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