If you sell your home, you need an Energy Performance Certificate or an EPC. This document provides people with a quick and easy guide to the energy efficiency rating of a property. It is easy to see why this is of value to buyers, but homeowners and vendors can also benefit from this document.
The EPC contains tips on how to improve the energy-efficiency rating of your home. These tips are tailored to your property, and the guide will tell you how much of an improvement will likely occur when you make these changes. Therefore, homeowners can calculate the time and cost associated with each improvement, and benefit, and then determine what the best improvements for them and their home are.
Why should I make my home more energy efficient if I am about to sell it?
If you are not sure as to how a more energy-efficient home is of benefit to you when selling your home, think about the following issues:
· Buyers are looking for energy-efficient homes, so if your home rates well, you will attract more buyers
· In a competitive marketplace, you need to differentiate yourself from your rivals, and an energy-efficient home is an excellent way to stand out from the crowd
· When prospective buyers attend your home for a viewing, they expect a warm welcome, which energy-efficient properties can offer
· An energy-efficient home is likely to have lower energy bills, which is a strong positive for people looking to buy a home
All these factors make your home more appealing than other options in the market. If you are looking to sell your house in Bridgend, there is a lot to be said for making these changes.
Do I need to spend a lot of money to improve the energy efficiency of my property?
If you are concerned about spending a lot of money on improving the energy-efficiency of your home, don’t be. There are expensive ways to improve your EPC rating. If you install double glazing or upgrade your boiler, you will spend a lot of money. However, there are ways you can improve your score without spending a lot of money.
Rather than focusing on one significant change, making several minor changes will bring short and long-term benefits which help you make the most of your home.
Simple changes such as swapping traditional bulbs for energy-efficient bulbs and filling cracks or gaps in your window and door frames will transform your property. If you have a loft area at home, invest in insulating roll and reduce the amount of heat energy which escapes through your roof. If you have cavity walls at home, invest in insulation which fills this gap, retaining warm heat energy and locking cold air outside.
If you are a Bridgend vendor looking to sell your home, it makes sense to make as significant an impact as possible. At Hunters Bridgend, we are pleased to say we have helped many local homeowners connect with buyers, and sell their property. If you would like a property valuation, or you need our assistance, please contact us today.