How Saving Energy Will Help Sell Your Home
Are you looking to sell your home? One way to do so could be to make it as energy-efficient as possible. According to the latest reports, over 50 percent of the world’s forests have been destroyed, and within 30 years, humans will have produced enough CO2 pollution globally for it to be officially over the safety limit.
With this being the case, when you’re thinking about how you can make your house stand out in the crowd, you could take advantage of the fact that the people who are looking to purchase a new home are just as interested in saving energy and protecting the planet as you are.Therefore, upgrading your floor, walls and roof could be excellent selling points. Here are some tips to get you started.
You might be wondering how you can make your flooring energy efficient, and there are actually a number of things you can do to make your floor warm to the touch without costing you any extra money on your monthly bills. One thing you can do is to create a layer of copper piping under your flooring, through which your hot water can flow. This method of under-flooring heating doesn’t cost you extra because it’s just making better use of the warm water you’re already using.
When it comes to your walls, there are plenty of heat and energy-saving tips and tricks that you can use to improve their efficiency. For a start, consult a site like My Four Walls that can tell you about the best deals and schemes for cavity wall and external insulation. If you have drafty windows, you could upgrade them to double glazing (or even triple glazing) and reseal them if necessary, too. If you’re still getting a draft through, you could also consider using draft excluders to stop the cold air circulating around your home, and you can even make them yourself for very little expense.
Finally, the roof is the final piece of the puzzle and one that many people think they can’t do anything about. If the problem is that you think loft insulation might be an expense that you can’t afford, you might be able to get free loft insulation through a government scheme that operates through most insulation companies.
So there you have it, just some of the ways that you can help to make your home more attractive to potential buyers by increasing it’s overall efficiency.