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    Improving Your Home’s Efficiency

    by David Brenton’s Team

    By making a few key upgrades to your home, you can save on your utility bills and improve the energy efficiency of your home. When you’re ready to sell your house, these key features may make it even more attractive to potential buyers.

    As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive. If you’re looking to sell your house and increase the pool of potential buyers in your market, these upgrades could make your home more appealing.

    1. Make the Switch to LED

    By switching five of your home’s most frequently used bulbs with ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs, it’s possible to save $75 on energy costs annually.

    2. Seal Those Leaks

    Take simple steps like caulking windows, sealing leaks around chimneys and recessed lighting, and sliding draft guards under your doors to save up to 20% on heating costs.

    3. Heat and Cool Efficiently

    Follow the U.S. Department of Energy recommended temperatures and be energy-efficient all year.

    4. Maintain Your HVAC System

    Consider getting a winter tune-up. Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a semi-annual or yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can be vital to improve efficiency, saving you money and making your home more comfortable.

    “These easy tips will not cost you big money, but they can make a big impact as you are reviewing the energy efficiency of your home.”

    It can be tricky to determine which investments are worthwhile for you, we can help! If you have more questions about what could improve your home’s appeal, let’s get together to discuss what buyers are looking for when it comes to energy efficiency options in our area.

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