Most sellers (wrongly) assume that upgrading your home before putting it on the market is a waste of money. Today’s savvy buyers may take a second look or even end up paying more for a home with energy-efficient features! With all of the smart home tech coming out nowadays, it’s easier and cheaper than ever to update your home! Here are a few home improvements you can make without spending a fortune.
Install Energy-Efficient Products and Features
Consider investing in energy-efficient appliances throughout your home such as a washer and dryer or refrigerator. If you can’t afford to make that big of an investment, a smart thermostat or smart lights can help cut down on energy use and utility expenses. Smart thermostats learn the user’s habits and preferences with the ultimate goal of creating cost savings and comfort. In addition to making the future homeowner’s life easier, savvy modern buyers will recognize immediately the value of having a smart home in terms of energy-efficiency.
Energy-efficient window replacements can also make a difference in attracting buyers and lowering utility bills. Windows are the first place many homeowners and energy auditors examine for leaks and cracks that can lead to higher energy bills. New windows can really spruce up the exterior of the home, too!
Put in a New Furnace
Home heating costs can add up, and replacing old or damaged furnaces can be pricey. However, new energy-efficient furnaces are becoming increasingly popular and more affordable. It may be beneficial to conduct a home energy audit to determine where efficiency can be improved. This is a great way for you to pinpoint where in the home needs extra attention, energy-wise.