Efficiency Maine has a number of resources for renters hoping to make their apartments more energy efficient. Click on the links below to find out more:
Electricity Monitor Loaners:
Most renters pay their own electricity bills. Detect how much power your appliances and electronics consume with an electricity monitor. Most Maine public libraries have one to borrow free-of-charge.
Energy and Money Saving Tips:
Click here for a number of low- and no-cost tips to lower your energy consumption and energy costs, including a number of strategies that are easily implemented by renters.
Energy Efficient Lighting:
Consider replacing incandescent bulbs with CFLs or LEDs. Switching your bulbs can help you save more than $100 a year. Find out more about how to make the best choices by clicking here.
Find a Participating Retailer:
Efficiency Maine works with retailers throughout the state to provide renters with reduced prices on energy-efficient lighting and ENERGY STAR® heat pump water heaters eligible for the current rebate. Use this tool to find a retailer near you.
You may be able to save additional energy costs if your landlord installs energy efficiency improvements such as heating equipment, insulation or ductless heat pumps. Your landlord can save as well. Multifamily buildings with five or more units are eligible for prescriptive incentives in the business program. Buildings with four units or fewer are eligible to participate in Efficiency Maine’s residential programs.
Looking to rent? All building owners are required to use this form to disclose past energy usage history. Ask for utility disclosure information in order to identify apartments that will cost less to heat and cool.