Resources for Renters
Efficiency Maine has a number of resources for renters that may help make their apartments more energy efficient. Click on the links below to find out more:
Residential Virtual Tour: Take our virtual tour to learn more about energy saving technologies and available incentives from Efficiency Maine.
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 and strategies that may lower your energy consumption and energy costs.
Apartment Buildings: You may be able to save additional energy costs if your landlord installs energy-efficiency improvements, such as heating equipment, insulation or heat pumps. Your landlord may save, as well. Multifamily buildings with five or more units are eligible for prescriptive incentives through the business program. Buildings with four units or fewer are eligible to participate in Efficiency Maine’s residential programs.
Residential Rental Property Disclosures — To help prospective renters understand how energy efficient an apartment is, Maine law requires landlords to share energy information by using this energy efficiency disclosure form or providing the information necessary to obtain information directly from the utility. Prospective renters have the right to obtain a 12-month history of energy consumption and the cost of that consumption.