HOW TO RETROFIT: RENTERS
Tips and advice on how to make your home more energy efficient if you are renting.
Making your home more energy-efficient can make your home warmer, drier and more affordable to heat.
If you are renting, do not make changes to the property without your landlord’s permission. Your landlord has a legal duty to ensure your home is in a good condition. You can ask your landlord if they would consider improvements such as:
- sealing up gaps in the floorboards or skirting boards
- installing a thermostat or timer to use heating more efficiently
- installing wall, floor or roof insulation
- replacing the heating system with a more efficient one
There are government schemes that could help you or your landlord pay for improvements.
You can also take smaller steps yourself, for example:
- fitting draught excluders on your doors and windows
- replacing light bulbs with energy efficient ones
To find out more, contact Home Energy Scotland for impartial energy advice.
Changeworks delivers Home Energy Scotland in the south east and Highlands and Islands on behalf of the Scottish Government and Energy Saving Trust.
As well as providing free, impartial expert advice to thousands of people every month to help them to keep warm in their homes for less, they identify funding opportunities for households seeking to install energy efficiency measures.
For more information, give Home Energy Scotland a call on 0808 808 2282 or email and the team will be happy to help you.