Money Saving Energy Upgrades that Appeal to Buyers

­­­­ Many sellers shy away from renovating their homes before selling them in an effort to avoid spending unnecessary money. However, buyers today are often looking for energy-efficient amenities, which can be hard to come by in older homes. The good news is that energy-efficient updates don't have to cost you much, and can help attract buyers in a competitive market. Here are a few home improvements you can make without spending a fortune.

Install Energy-Efficient Products and Features

Consider investing in energy-efficient products and features throughout your home such as a washer and dryer or refrigerator. These types of features can keep energy bills low and help owners manage their new homeowner costs. By purchasing these energy-efficient appliances, you may also save money on your own energy bills during the selling process and earn tax benefits after the purchase.

Replace Windows

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.

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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. In fact, Energy Star furnaces add 16 percent more efficiency than traditional furnaces and can save owners up to $96 per year in costs.

It may also 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.

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