Can You Save Energy in a Rental Home?

In a rental home, you will not have control over the energy options available to you; for example, you will not be able to install solar panels or heat source pumps if you would like to use renewable energy instead. In this instance, are there any ways in which you can save significant amounts of energy?

One of the things you can do is get a smart meter installed, which will tell you clearly how much energy you are using to help you monitor and refine this. Once you are aware of your actions, you are more in control to change them.

You can also take basic steps such as turning off lights when not in use, and not leaving TVs etc. on standby. If you want to do more to be greener, you can speak to landlords about solar panels – there will often be grants they can take advantage of.