Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Paul Giglio Jr
When you’re planning the improvements you’d like to make to your home, put energy-efficiency upgrades near the top of the list if you want to shorten the time it may take to sell it in the future. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) conducts an annual survey among home buyers that consistently rates energy efficiency as one of the most important factors that buyers want.
It’s not surprising that energy efficiency is such an important factor in purchasing decisions, since energy costs can be a significant drain on a family’s budget. The National Association or Realtors reports that these are the upgrades buyers value:
As you make these improvements, be sure to keep copies of all the contracts (in the case of HVAC replacement), receipts and the Energy Star or Most Efficient label from the box or adhesive label on the appliance. When you get ready to sell your home, make copies of them and give them to the Realtor you select to sell your home.
Another project to demonstrate that yours is an energy-efficient home is to have an energy evaluation from a professional energy auditor or HVAC contractor to find the weaknesses in your home’s envelope and ductwork. In most cases, sealing the air leaks, adding insulation and fixing ductwork problems are inexpensive projects that improve your home’s energy efficiency and value.
If you’d like to learn more about energy-efficiency upgrades that will start saving your energy dollars immediately, while hiking the value of your home, please contact us at Pipe Works Services. We’ve provided quality HVAC services for northern New Jersey homeowners for more than 10 years.