Save Money in 2018 with These Home Energy Upgrades

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Are you looking to sell your Colorado Springs home soon? Or maybe you want to cut down on your monthly electric bill? Either way, updating your home so that it is more energy efficient is a win-win situation! From insulation to energy efficient appliances, buyers love seeing homes on the market with these updates; here are a few we suggest:

Insulate Your Home

We’re smack dab in the middle of winter in Colorado Springs, so updating the insulation on your home will not only keep you warm over the next few weeks, but it will cut down your energy bill. In fact, according to the professionals, 20% of home heat loss can be attributed to poor insulation. Take a look at look at the insulation in the attic. Are there signs of critters nesting in the insulation? How about signs of moisture or mold? Can you feel any drafts coming in through the attic? These may be indications that you may need to have it updated. Check out Home Depot’s blog for an excellent guide to installing new insulation.

Replace Weather Strips

Furthermore, you can save a lot of energy in your home by replacing worn weather strips or upgrading old, drafty windows. According to Energy.gov, caulking and weatherstripping are affordable and easy to do yourself. In fact, they claim that the right home improvements could save you up to 30% on your energy bill!

Installing new, energy-efficient windows is also great for curb appeal and resale. There are quite a few companies in Colorado Springs that specialize in efficient, sustainable home windows including Pella, Window World, and The Krueger Brothers. Support local and call a Colorado Springs company for estimates and window options.

Update Outdated Appliances

If you moved into an old home, you might need to update outdated, clunky appliances. According to Energy.gov, dishwashers, laundry machines, and refrigerators account for about 13% of your overall energy bill. Energy efficient appliances not only cut down on this bill, but they add value to your home and impress potential buyers.

If you have any questions about home updates and what buyers are looking for in Colorado Springs, give your agents at Woodleaf Realty a call! We would love to help you increase the value of the home!

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