Increase the appeal of your residential rental properties and save money.
A comfortable apartment with lower energy bills is a property that future tenants look for and that current tenants want to keep. Efficiency Vermont provides free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), low-flow shower heads, and faucet aerators, as well as rebates on energy-efficient refrigerators and ventilation fans, to residential rental property owners. The Building Performance program helps owners improve the insulation and air sealing of their rental properties.
The benefits of installing energy-efficient equipment and insulating go beyond lower water and energy bills. Efficient rental properties:
- Enable you to receive a greater share of tenant housing costs.
- Attract and keep tenants who want lower energy bills.
- Reduce tenant complaints.
- Reduce repair and upkeep costs for moisture-related damage. Better ventilation can help prevent wood rot, damaged window sills, paint stains, and moldy bathroom ceilings.
Rental property owners can also use Efficiency Vermont’s standard rebates for installing a wide range of new, energy-efficient equipment. Custom rebates and technical assistance may also be available for technologies or projects not listed on our rebate forms.