Energy efficiency ‘key’ to selling a home

Energy efficiency needs to be improved by home owners who are looking to make their property stand out in the competitive market, a newspaper advises – which could see local tradesmen being asked to make a home greener.

Improving energy efficiency can make a home more attractive to potential buyers because the low running costs that greener properties have will prove beneficial to their energy bills, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Furthermore, making energy efficient home improvements can prove advantageous when potential buyers are looking at Home Information Packs, which highlight the energy efficiency of properties.

“Insulating pipes and water tanks, draught proofing and topping loft insulation up to at least 270 mm can also help to improve household running costs, boost your home’s green credentials and ultimately, make it more attractive to potential buyers,” the publication concludes.

Home owners who are not confident enough to undertake such tasks may want to find qualified recommended local tradesmen through Rated People who can make a home more green without the potential for DIY to go wrong.

Recent research by the Department of Energy and Climate Change found that 52 % of Britons think positive individual action can minimise the impact of climate change.

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