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Renters, Too, Can Save on Utility Costs

Donna Falkenborg, Utah State University


“Most energy conservation information is designed for homeowners, even though an increasing number of people are renting,” says Leona K. Hawks, Utah State University Extension housing specialist. “Many renters develop a short-timer mentality and don’t worry much about energy savings. However, utility bills do add up quickly so renters may wish to conserve on their energy use,” she advises. Hawks offers the following guidelines for shopping for energy efficient rental housing.