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Anyone who owns a house today, knows that the cost of energy is of outmost importance on a budget. The real problem is that the energy prices will keep rising, and we don’t know for how long. Therefore, if your house is not energy efficient, you will be throwing a lot of money out the windows (literally). Here is what you need to know about upgrading your house.
It will directly affect the value of your house
We don’t always know when we will have to sell our house. We may find ourselves with a job offer we can’t refuse, that is too far away to remain in our home. But whatever the reason may be, if your house is not energy efficient, you will lose potential buyers when you place it on the market. And in the end, your house will be worth a lot less. If you want to know how much your house is currently worth, you can use this house value calculator by postcode, which will provide you with an estimate, by comparing other similar houses around yours.
It will raise your quality of life
Living in a house that is not energy efficient is a real issue. You can never feel comfortable, no matter how you adjust the thermostat. In winter, the cold will seep in, and in summer you will lose the fresh air to the outside. This has a direct effect on the quality of life of those living inside the house. It can also become physically difficult to cope, which will also have a direct effect on your state of mind. There is a risk of getting sick more often, due to the weather, which should not be a factor if your house is well isolated.
You can benefit from more sunlight
If you upgrade your house to make it more energy efficient, there is no doubt that one of the actions that you will have to undertake, will be to open up your house to sun rays. Today’s windows are thermally treated, so that the warmth doesn’t leave the house in winter, and so that the sun in summer time doesn’t interfere with the fresh air from the conditioner inside. Therefore, you can literally build walls of glasses, that will enable you to be closer to your garden and to live a more positive life, thanks to effects of the sun on your mental state.
You can save a lot of money
If you modify your house for energy purposes, you will probably bring in a heat pump. That in itself will make you save an incredible amount of money in no time. But it isn’t the only element that will help you increase your bank account. Just by isolating the roof better, and around the windows as well, you will find that your hard earned currencies will remain in your pocket instead of slipping through the cracks.
Don’t waste any more time, and proceed to energy efficiency renovations on your house. Look for any government help that may be available in your area, as there is usually one for that purpose.