If you are planning on selling your home soon, there are several ways to increase its value while being environmentally friendly and not breaking the bank.
Energy efficiency is one of the most valuable considerations when making improvements to your home. There are a few ways you can increase efficiency and the value of your home, which is especially helpful when you’re ready to sell. For example, you might want to double-glaze the windows. If it is an older house, you can check the caulking around the windows or replace the windows with more efficient models. If you have a little more money to spend, you can update to more energy-efficient appliances. When you are finished, organize an energy rating certificate inspection.
Another good tip is to install a smart meter, which monitors the electricity use in your home. A smart meter helps you learn which device is using the most electricity and when your peak usage times are. Sometimes, you can use smart meters to pre-program when devices turn on and off.
By making your home more energy efficient, it takes less electricity to heat or cool the home. Not only does this help the environment, but it also reduces the monthly utility bill. It’s estimated that installing energy-saving bulbs alone can lower your bills by $75 a year! Energy-efficient savings are something that potential homebuyers consider and will pay more for.