The Move-In Checklist You Didn’t Know You Needed

Are you planning to move into a new place this summer? If so, you probably have a checklist of items you need to get done before you move. Well, we have a few more items you should add to your list that can help you save money once you move in!

Use energy-efficient lighting.

Switching out your lightbulbs with energy-efficient LED options is a renter-friendly way to save money on lighting costs.

Make sure your air filters are new.

Replace your air filters when you first move in to help your HVAC system work more efficiently. Continue replacing them monthly for maximum efficiency.

Use SmartHub to your advantage.

Renters and homeowners alike can use our SmartHub app to help better manage their energy use. Set up usage notifications in your account to help you understand how you use energy and which actions can help you save.

Reduce phantom energy use.

Once you’re settled in, take a look around to identify any energy vampires like appliances that suck energy even when not in use. Unplug what you can to reduce your usage and save on your bill.

Adjust your thermostat based on your schedule.

Use a programmable thermostat so you can set a schedule. If you’re out at work during the days, for example, you can set your thermostat to automatically increase by a few degrees while you’re gone and decrease before you come home.

Upgrade your shower.

Save on water heating costs without giving up your hot showers by installing a low-fl ow shower head. It will help you use less water without making you uncomfortable and it’s a simple replacement that most landlords will approve.

Pay less for the energy you use.

Consider signing up for our time-of-day rate which allows you to pay less for the energy you use during off -peak hours.

Looking for even more ways to save? Visit pemc.coop/save-energy-money for tips that benefit homeowners and renters.