Eco-friendly techniques for boosting your property value

Eco-friendly techniques for boosting your property value
Published Tuesday, April 5, 2022
by Feature Staff

You see your home for all its worth and value, but there are times when it's a challenge to get buyers to see the same. Giving your home an edge is key to raising the resale value in the current housing market. However, you don't want to throw just any upgrade on your home, especially with the new age eco-conscious market. Fortunately, there are eco-friendly techniques for boosting your property value.

Efficient temperature regulation

The ability to heat and cool your home without your electric bill skyrocketing is an obtainable dream that buyers will pay top dollar for. However, there are a few ways to improve your home's temperature regulation without breaking the bank.

Energy-efficient windows provide additional layers of insulation that block out the cold while still allowing optimal amounts of sunlight to shine through and warm the home. Attic and garage insulation boost energy efficiency and helps maintain the heating bill. As the cold months leave, it's wise to start investing in ways to keep the heat in.

The value of greenery

Maintaining a healthy ecosystem on your home's lawn is another fantastic eco-friendly technique for boosting your property value. People are bored with the classic mowed lawn and are moving toward wildlife-friendly homes rather than lawns strictly there for aesthetic value.

Pollinator-friendly plants like marigolds, lavender, and zinnias are easy to grow and attract a myriad of heavy pollinators. In addition, trees can increase the resale value by providing privacy and shade as well as shrubbery. They also provide shelter for smaller creatures like squirrels and birds.

Even aside from the benefits of being wildlife-friendly, plants can astronomically increase your property's aesthetic value.

Cost-effective water

It's no secret that tankless water heaters are incredibly energy efficient. In addition, tankless water heaters only heat water as needed, are safer, and require less maintenance than your traditional heating tank. While they are expensive, this is another home improvement that will quickly attract buyers.

Low-flow toilets and faucets can reduce a home's water usage by up to sixty percent. This doesn't mean that your shower or toilet won't work as efficiently. The technology used to create low-flow toilets and faucets uses pressurized air to make them just as efficient.

While you certainly don't have to use all these techniques, using just one can increase your property value and get your home sold faster and earn a profit. So take charge today and show the housing market who's boss! may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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