You don’t have to own your house, apartment or condo to benefit from smart energy.
We connect you with simple energy-saving steps – no-cost and low-cost – that you can take right away in your apartment, condo or rental home.
Most renters in the Northeast spend $140 to $200 a month on energy costs1. You may be able to reduce what you spend on energy and make your apartment, condo or house more comfortable, with no-cost and low-cost energy-saving changes. Besides steps you can take yourself, you could benefit from on-the-spot improvements and advice through the Home Energy Solutions program.
Whether you pay utility costs directly or as part of your rent, you can make a difference by saving energy or supporting renewable energy.
The following no-cost and low cost tips offer some easy ways to get started regardless of where you live:
- Turn off lights when they aren’t in use.
- Use energy-saving light bulbs instead of traditional incandescent bulbs.
- Use a fan during the summer months instead of an air conditioner.
- Turn off your air conditioner when you leave your apartment or home.
- If you control your heat in the winter, turn down the thermostat when you are not home and at night.
- Install an energy-efficient showerhead to save on water heating costs.
- Arrange your furniture so it doesn’t block or obstruct any heat vents, radiators or baseboard heaters. This includes drapes and curtains.
- Sign up to support clean energy
See our Smart Energy Tips for more ideas.
If you live in a large apartment building, let the owner or superintendent know about available energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. We offer rebates and assistance to make energy-saving improvements in common areas and shared heating and cooling systems. To learn more, visit the Multi-Family Facilities page.
Source: 1U.S. Department of Energy
How We Can Help
As a Connecticut renter, you can take advantage of a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs funded through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. In particular, you can benefit from technical advice and rebates through the Home Energy Solutions program.
To find smart energy options that are right for you, please visit our Find a Solution page, or see a list of popular choices below.