Landlords, making sure your rental properties are energy efficient is important for many reasons. Firstly, it helps you stay compliant. Secondly, it helps your tenants save money on their utility bills, making you a more popular landlord. Finally, it also helps you do your bit for the environment!
With this in mind, it’s a great time to think about the sustainability measures you’ve put in place in your rental properties and make sure they’re as energy efficient as possible. Here are some effective ways to do so.
Have the boiler inspected regularly
Having the boiler in your rental properties inspected once a year is an important safety measure (and all part of being a compliant landlord). Not only this but regular boiler inspections and maintenance services are key to identifying boiler issues. If the boiler isn’t running as efficiently as possible, the heating system will use more energy than necessary.
Fit double-glazed windows
To keep your tenants a comfortable temperature and make sure they don’t need to crank up the heating or air conditioning throughout the year, fit double-glazed windows. This is a cost-effective way to regulate the temperature in the house and reduce your tenants’ energy consumption.
Opt for soft furnishings
When decorating your rental properties, opt for soft furnishings where possible. Carpets and curtains will help to retain heat throughout the winter, meaning the house will be easier to heat in cooler weather. This is a simple change that could help your tenants cut their energy usage significantly.
Apply waterproof roof and wall coatings
Applying waterproof coatings to the walls and roof of your rental property is one of the most effective things you can do to increase its energy efficiency. Waterproof roof and wall coatings can help to keep the property cool in summer and warm in winter, meaning your tenants can reduce their energy usage throughout their occupancy.
Additionally, wall coatings will protect the exterior of the property against the elements, meaning you’ll have less maintenance and repair work to do!
To have your rental properties in Scotland coated in a waterproof roof or wall application, get in touch with us at Kingdom Coatings today. We’re proud to apply high-quality roof and wall coatings designed to keep properties protected against the elements and increase their energy efficiency.
No matter what your requirements, contact us today for more information about our services and to receive a free, no-obligation quote.