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November 27, 2019

How to Save Money and Energy on Your Properties

Like any good landlord or property manager, you’re always on the lookout for ways to save energy – and money – wherever your tenants reside. Well, Smart Rain wants to help! Check out our quick list of ways to cut energy costs on your rentals.

Look to your water sources

Are the appliances in your properties as water-friendly as they should be? If not, consider toilets that use less water and use low-flow faucets in kitchens, showers and bathrooms. High-tech irrigation systems, and tank-less water heaters can also save water. These are all good ways to cut down on the water tenants use without compromising their quality of life, and that means energy savings because it takes power to deliver water.

Prepare your units for all sorts of weather

Energy leaks that are easy to spot – and fix – should be taken care of pronto. This may include caulking and weather-stripping windows and doors, installing storm-proof windows and insulating attics, basements and other storage spaces. Now you and your tenants are ready to keep that energy in the house – no matter what the weather does!

Raise the roof

Does the thought of saving on energy costs make you want to party? It can happen … if you make your properties’ rooftops sustainable. From solar panels to community gardens, your roof has more ways to conserve energy than you can imagine! For instance, switching from a dark roof to a light-colored roof can save significant amounts on cooling costs during the hot summer months.

What’s YOUR favorite way of saving energy on your properties? Tell us on our social media channels!

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