6 ways to solve the ‘renter’s dilemma’ for home energy | Grist

Watching a skillful home-energy inspector explore a leaky house last week left me with a distinct sensation: envy.

As the inspector went through the process, showing the homeowner how insulation, foam sealing, and other improvements would save money on heating bills, I realized I want some of that sweet weatherstripping action for my house. But my wife and I have a simple and common dilemma: we rent. We’re not going to pay for house improvements because we might not live there for long and won’t profit from the increased property value. Our landlord won’t shell out for much because he doesn’t pay heating and electricity bills — we do.

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