Energy efficient improvements that will add to the value of your home

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Think about this – what type of home improvement will increase the value of your home while also maximising your return on investment?

Like most people, you probably thought of a huge remodelling project like a bathroom or a kitchen renovation. After all, these are the obvious options. The more you invest in these projects, the better the returns, right?

As it turns out, this might not necessarily be true. The most profitable home improvements are those that are cheap, simple and environmentally-friendly.

If you are hoping to put your property up for sale then this is great news! If you are not, you will still end up adding to the value of your home with some selective energy-efficient additions.

In this piece, we have discussed some of the most lucrative solutions that will not only offer the best ROI but also improve your home’s green credentials!

Let’s take a look at these energy-efficient installations!

Low Flow Toilets, Faucets and Showerheads

For potential buyers, the way a bathroom is constructed matters a lot. Add to this the element of water conservation with effective plumbing, it’s one of those key areas that you can deal with inside your home.

You can control how much water is used and add to your efforts of green conservation. Reducing the amount of water used in your home without impacting day-to-day activities and chores pave way for a brilliant opportunity to save money and be green.

Installing low flow appliances in toilets, faucets and showerheads will greatly reduce the amount of water you use. In numbers, with these energy-efficient installations, you’d be using 0.05 gallons of water per minute instead of 2.5 gallons. What’s more, you get this level of performance without losing water pressure. Impressive, isn’t it?

Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors

By installing energy-efficient windows and doors, you can save between 7% to 15% on your energy bill! Energy-efficient windows add to your building’s envelope of insulation and keep the internal and external airflow in check.

This effectively prevents unwanted seeping of temperature from the outdoors. Integrate this with home insulation and you could add 1% to 3% to your home’s market value.

Enhanced Insulation All Around the House

When it comes to keeping your energy bills down, home insulation is generally the first thing you need to focus on.

Insulating your home keeps the external elements of the weather from affecting the comfortable temperatures in your home…
 
 
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