Home-buyers are becoming much more interested in purchasing an energy-efficient home. With the warm weather months upon us, we are seeing buyers who are looking at a home’s cooling costs and energy-saving features.
Get started by making some of these simple improvements to your home to help lower monthly utility bills, increase your property’s overall appeal and reduce the impact on the environment:
- Contact your utility company to arrange for an energy audit that will show where the home is energy inefficient.
- Caulk and use weather stripping to fill air leaks around doors and windows. This will minimize the amount of air conditioning that is required to keep the house cool. It will also help keep the house warm during the winter months.
- If you will be purchasing any new appliances, choose energy-efficient units that appeal to buyers because of the savings on energy costs.
- For a major project like installing new windows, double-glazed windows are recommended because they help insulate the home from both hot and cold weather.