There are many benefits to being an environmentally-conscious property owner. For one thing, conserving energy saves you money, plus it makes your property more attractive to potential renters. If you’re curious about how to make your rental property more eco-friendly, we’ve compiled some tips to show you how easy it can be.
If you haven’t already adopted an online bill payment system, you should consider doing so. Not only is it becoming standard practice for most rentals, but it also uses far less paper. Trees are an important part of the planet’s natural temperature regulation system, so you’re helping do your part to fight off temperature spikes by foregoing paper.
Summer is a great time to do maintenance projects, so why not use the new season as an excuse to change out all the incandescent bulbs on your property? LED bulbs are bother brighter and more energy efficient than other varieties because they point light in a focused direction, so you get the same light coverage with fewer bulbs.
If your rental property has laundry facilities, you should consider switching coin and card-based systems to an app-based laundry payment system. Both coins and plastic cards increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the planet’s atmosphere, either through production or transportation. By using an app-based system, your tenants can avoid contributing to environmental problems.
Low-Flow Shower Heads
Some energy conservation tactics are up to individual tenants, but this is one item you can install on your property to make sure everyone is using a little less water. Certain low-flow shower heads will decrease the amount of water flowing out of the shower without lessening the pressure. Installing these will help your property be environmentally-friendly and will lower your water bill each month.
Another project that will make your rental property more eco-friendly is upgrading the insulation in all your buildings. Heat and cold air can escape through poorly-insulated buildings, meaning your residents will have to crank up their heat or AC to compensate. This increase in energy usage will cost you big in electric bills, so insulation is a great way to help yourself, your residents, and the planet at the same time.
Many people assume that going green costs a lot of money, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Help save the planet and keep your utility costs down with these tips.