Unsurprisingly, eco features that enhance the value to a home are more on buyers’ and sellers’ minds than ever before. Switching to renewable energy and making our homes energy efficient is becoming more popular.
So, we have compiled a list of renewable energy tips to help you add eco-friendly upgrades to your home.
1. Energy-efficient heating system
The most sought-after item that buyers are willing to pay more for is an eco-friendly heating system. And they’re not just for cold climates; buyers in hotter areas need to consider eco-cooling solutions too.
There are a couple of home heating features that are not only nice to live with but are also huge home selling factors. Smart thermostats, heated flooring, and radiant heater panels are just a few examples of energy-saving home improvements that add comfort and value. These eco-friendly features can vary in cost, so you can be sure that there will be a heating improvement out there for you.
Smart thermostats can help you in tracking your energy consumption and can help you to heat certain areas of your home that are in use during a certain time.
Instead of using inefficient features such as heaters, or forced air, heated floors can make you and anyone living in your home feel warmer through direct contact.
Radiant ceiling panels
Radiant ceiling panels, which heat your home directly from above, employ the same concept. Using these energy-efficient tips will do a great job of heating different areas of your home, including attics and basements.
Warmth is such an important aspect of the overall comfort of your home, so having these heating features will be not only beneficial to the environment, but will also be good for saving money, your well-being, and the overall value of your home.
2. Windows and doors
Good windows and doors are a simple way of raising the value of your property while also making your lifestyle greener.
You may not know, but windows can have a major impact on a home. The two important effects that windows can have on a home are lighting and insulation.
Windows are one of your home’s main points of entry, allowing hot and cold air to enter. If you don’t replace your windows, they will lose their insulating efficiency over time.
If your windows aren’t well insulated, you’ll have to use more air conditioning or heat to compensate for the heat that gets in.
Another great way of keeping your home insulated is to use energy-efficient doors.
This home improvement sometimes goes unnoticed but replacing old outside doors improves the kerb appeal of the property while also lowering heating and cooling expenses.
Top tip: Try looking for a door with many glass planes, weather stripping and insulating core materials. New outside doors are also amongst the most cost-effective investments.
3. Smart electrics
Smart electrics can be a broad category, but it is one that is becoming increasingly important to homebuyers, so it’s worth looking into.
Upgrade your home by replacing standard appliances with smart equivalents. The stove, microwave, and refrigerator are all appliances that can be replaced, to give your home more of a green print and will also make the homeowner’s life easier. Making these small adjustments can also improve your EPC rating. Smart appliances are also a great way to help you save time in the kitchen.
These small changes around the home can boost the appeal of your property when selling.
For more advice on boosting the value of your home, contact our expert estate agents.