How Energy Efficiency Impacts the Value of Your House

Ensuring that your home is as energy efficient as possible is extremely important. Having a home that’s inefficient at retaining energy impacts negatively on the environment, and can also seriously impact the value of your property.

Take a look through our guide below that details how energy efficiency impacts your home’s value and the how improving its energy rating benefits you:

EPC rating

An EPC is an Energy Performance Certificate and it is mandatory that all homes have one. EPC’s rate your homes energy efficiency on a scale of A-G, with A being the most efficient and G being the least.

A recent study by MoneySuperMarket has determined that having a home with an EPC rating of A or B can increase your homes value by up to 14% and homes with a rating of C can be up to 10% higher in value.

There are several simple ways that you can improve your rating; take a look at our top four ways to improve the efficiency of your home here.

Environmental impact

With people being a lot more conscious of their impact on the planet and trying to reduce their carbon footprint, people are seriously taking into consideration how energy efficient a home is when they’re ready to buy.

As this is becoming an important consideration for potential buyers, it means homes that are more energy efficient are increasingly more desirable. This in turn has led to homes with excellent energy efficient ratings increasing in value.

There are various tests that can be undertaken to determine how efficient your home is. For example, tests such as air tightness testing and thermographic surveys can determine any air leaks and heat leaks and exactly where they are coming from. Once these have been determined, you can put in place measures to ensure that these issues are fixed, therefore increasing your home’s efficiency and reducing energy loss.

Energy bills

If a home has a high amount of energy loss, this means that energy bills are going to be higher than they could be. Homes with old, inefficient boilers and water heaters, no double glazing or bad insulation do not retain energy well and let out a lot of heat in the winter and get too warm in the summer.

If these types of works need doing in your home, the value of your home is significantly reduced. This is a result of energy bills being higher than they should be and potential buyers will eventually need to get these works done. Whilst you remain in the property, you’ll also continue to spend more on energy than if these issues were fixed.

Energy conservation consultants

If you’re looking for ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency to therefore increase its value for sale, or if you are just conscious of your carbon footprint on the world, we can help.

We are experts in energy conservation and can undertake a variety of tests to determine how best to reduce energy loss from your home. Get in touch with us by giving us a call on 01403 253439 and we would be happy to help you.

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