It is fair to say there is a growing level of interest in making homes more environmentally friendly. Whether your focus is ensuring you play your part in helping the environment, or you save money on energy bills, going green is critical for many homeowners.
Creating an eco-friendly home can also help you sell your property. Greener homes attract buyers, which is why many vendors are on the lookout for environmentally friendly advice and guidance. Swift and straightforward improvements can have a sizable impact, so make sure you make improvements which have a positive effect on your home.
Start small if you like
If you don’t have a large budget or you are unsure of what to do for the best, it is okay to start small concerning making your home more eco-friendly. A simple step that homeowners should consider is switching to LED bulbs.
Initially, these bulbs are more expensive than traditional light bulbs. However, in the long-term, there are considerable benefits. These bulbs last for longer, and they use a lot less energy. If you aren’t planning on selling your home, you benefit by lowering your energy bills, but if you do plan on selling, you make your home more appealing.
Improve the insulation of your home
Improving the insulation of your home is a simple process, but it can have a significant impact on how energy-efficient your property is. If you’re looking to retain heat, review the insulation standards in your loft and cavity walls. If you don’t have insulation in these areas, install insulation as quickly as possible. If there is insulation in these areas, improve the standard of insulation, and reap the benefits.
Adding new and improved insulation is an affordable way to impact your property positively, and it is a step vendors are recommended to consider.
If you have more time and money at your disposal, review the condition of insulation around your windows and doors. Heat can escape through cracks and gaps in these areas of your home, so you must consider them. If you are losing energy at these points, make repairing or replacing the problems a priority.
You’ll hopefully see these changes don’t have to cost a lot of money. Homeowners can make affordable improvements to their home. No matter your short or long-term aims for your home, you can make positive changes.
Don’t forget homeowners are required to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when selling their home. If there are energy issues at the property, buyers will know about it. Therefore, it is best to be proactive about the energy situation at your home. Making positive changes will ensure you develop a home that is ideal for your needs, and the wishes of a prospective buyer.
If you want to sell your home, having the best estate agent helps. We can help you arrange a valuation for your property, and we’re here to give you as much guidance and support as you need when selling your home. At Hunters Camberwell, we look forward to assisting you to sell your house.