Whether you’re selling a large farm in North Florida or another type of home, you want to increase its value as much as you can—and that might include making a few improvements in the energy efficiency department.
It turns out that buyers really want energy efficient homes, but that doesn’t mean you have to install solar panels and invest thousands in new appliances. Instead, you can make a few improvements around the house to boost energy efficiency and appeal to buyers without even hiring an expert.
How to Boost Energy Efficiency
First things first: You know that small cracks can let conditioned air escape, whether it’s heated or cooled. Most of the leaks occur around windows and in the weather stripping around doors, so take a few hours to ferret out leaks and make the appropriate repairs.
Next, check out the insulation in your attic. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, about half the houses in the U.S. are under-insulated.
Finally, check the ducts in your forced-air heating and cooling system. The Environmental Protection Agency says that about one-fifth of all the air that runs through HVAC systems escapes because of leakage. There’s a simple fix, though: Use duct sealant, which you can buy at a home improvement store.
Are You Selling a Home in Lake City or the Surrounding Communities?
We’d love to help you sell your home quickly and at the right price. Call us at 386-243-0124 or get in touch with us online to let us know what’s going on today.
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- Waterfront residential
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- Bank-owned and foreclosures
- Short sales
- Paved road frontage
- Non-deed-restricted land
- Wooded oak tree land
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