Talk with your landlord about ENERGY STAR® appliances

Why? ENERGY STAR certified products use as much as 65% less energy than standard models. Certified models often run more quietly, last longer, and are more convenient to use than conventional models.
Benefits to your landlord:

Upgrading to ENERGY STAR® certified appliances has a variety of benefits for your landlord:

  • Make their rental a more efficient and cost-effective place to live for current and future tenants.
  • Provide greater reliability and lower maintenance costs.
  • Recently upgraded appliances can serve as an attractive selling point.

Step by step:

  1. Ask your landlord about the age of appliances in your home—such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, and air conditioner—and ask whether these appliances are ENERGY STAR certified.

  2. Encourage your landlord to replace older appliances with ENERGY STAR certified ones.

  3. Share the listing of ENERGY STAR certified products with your landlord. Hundreds of products are on the market. When visiting a store, you can find the ENERGY STAR logo on the product package, sales tag or the item itself.

Actions you can take now:

Landlord not ready for an appliance upgrade? Try these quick actions to save money and use less energy:

  • Set your refrigerator's temperature to 38°F

  • Avoid running partially full loads in your dishwasher

  • Hang dry your laundry

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