Although your landlord or management company is ultimately responsible for your building’s energy efficiency, you can reduce energy use in your apartment with the energy tips below:

  • Set back your thermostat 7-10 degrees at night or when you’re away from home.
  • During the winter, open drapes during the day to utilize the sun’s heat and close them at night to keep the cold out.
  • During the summer, close drapes during the day to keep the sun’s heat out.
  • Insulate your room air conditioner from the outside with a tight-fitting cover.
  • Replace your most-used light bulbs with LEDs.
    Take advantage of the $2/bulb rebate from Dakota Electric!
  • Turn lights off when not in use.
  • Apply plastic window kits to your windows to combat air leaks.
  • Purchase energy-efficient products and use any efficiency-related settings.
  • Install low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators.

apartment buildingDakota Electric Association is partnering with Minnesota Energy Resources to bring joint electric and gas savings to multifamily buildings in our shared service territory.

The Multifamily Direct Install program, operated by the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), will go unit-by-unit in participating apartment/condo buildings to install energy-saving measures such as LED bulbs, efficient shower heads and faucet aerators.

Watch for more information coming soon!