Why make your properties more energy efficient?
Approximately 43 percent of your energy budget goes toward heating and cooling your rental units. Are your tenants complaining of being hot in the summer and cold in the winter? An energy-inefficient home can be a big contributor to high home energy costs and poor temperature control. Luckily, there is an easy and cost-effective way to find these inefficiencies. A home energy assessment by our energy experts will evaluate your tenants’ home top to bottom, provide on-the-spot fixes, make recommendations and provide rebates you can use to improve your property’s energy use.
- Save money. Noticeable savings on your energy bills each month increase your rental profits and improve tenant retention.
- Comfort. Tenants in a draft-free home without hot and cold spots throughout the seasons will use less energy and have fewer complaints.
- Value. Having an energy-efficient home is a great selling point and makes your property more marketable.
- Environment. Lowering a home’s energy use is great for the environment.
Did you know?
Replacing your incandescent light bulbs, both indoors and outdoors, with ENERGY STAR® qualified light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will use up to 90 percent less energy and last up to 25 times longer.
Save energy by washing clothes in cold or warm water rather than hot and rinsing in cold water.
Leaving several inches of space behind and on the sides of your refrigerator so air can circulate around the unit can increase efficiency.
Having your contractor set your hot water heater at 120° F (many are preset at 140°) gives you the optimal temperature setting for efficiency.
Installing wall outlet and switchplate gaskets on exterior walls helps reduce the flow of cold air into the home.
When turning off a dimmer switch, it should be completely in the off position – not just turned down – or it will continue to use electricity.
What's included in a home energy assessment?
Setting you on the path to a more comfortable, efficient home.
Blower door test
A blower door test will measure airflow through your house and spot hidden leaks.
Instant fixes to improve the overall comfort of your home.
Heating and cooling systems evaluation and safety check
An energy expert will evaluate your home heating and cooling for efficiency and safety.
Detailed report of your home’s energy use and what additional measures you can do.
The efficiency expert will provide you with the rebates you are eligible for.
We saved money with a home energy assessment.
When the residents heard that we were working with UI to help reduce their electric and gas bills, they were eager to save money and feel more comfortable year-round due to the installation of new insulation.
Participating has provided an opportunity to create a more affordable, comfortable living environment for my tenants.