Boost The Energy Performance Of Your Home
Vendors should be aware they require an Energy Performance Certificate, an EPC, if they wish to sell their home. This document provides potential buyers with information regarding the energy-efficiency rating of the property. Given energy efficiency plays such a crucial role in selling a property, it makes sense for homeowners to improve the energy-efficiency capabilities of their home.
If you are yet to consider the benefits of an energy-efficient home, or you are unsure whether this is something you should implement, think of the following benefits:
- When there are a lot of homes on the market, having an energy efficient home helps to stand you and your property out from the crowd
- When you want to provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere during the viewing process, an energy-efficient home helps you set the right tone and setting
- More and more buyers are looking for properties which are energy-efficient, so if you boost this aspect, your home will appeal to a greater number of buyers
- All homeowners want to lower their energy bills, and an energy-efficient property ensures you can reduce your energy usage, assisting the homeowner to enjoy more affordable energy bills
As buyers want to find an energy-efficient home, it makes sense for vendors to offer energy-efficient homes. When you make these changes, you attract more buyers, and you can even add value to your property. We are pleased to say we have helped many vendors benefit from these elements in their home, and we look forward to assisting you too.
Is it expensive to increase the energy-efficiency of my home?
It is perfectly natural for property owners to consider the cost of enhancing the energy-efficiency of their property. There are ways you can spend a lot of money enhancing your home. If you look to upgrade your boiler or install double glazing, you will likely spend a lot of money. These improvements enhance your energy-efficiency rating by a considerable level, so if you can afford it, it is justifiable.
However, not everyone can afford to make these changes. Thankfully, there are more affordable options to bear in mind. If you have old or traditional bulbs in your home, swap them out for new energy-efficient bulbs.
If you have an attic or loft that has not been insulated, it is worth installing rolls of loft insulation in this part of your home. You should review your window and door frames. If there are cracks and gaps in these frames, fill them. Failing to do so will see you lose warm air from your home, while colder air can enter your property.
Also, check to see if you have cavity walls at home, and whether there is insulation between the interior and exterior walls. If there is no cavity wall insulation, arrange for some to be installed at your home, and this will help boost the energy-efficiency rating of your property.
If you are looking to sell your home, call on Innovate. We have helped many vendors in the West Midlands sell their home, and we look forward to assisting you.