Eco friendly renovation tips to increase resale value

  • Improve air tightness through caulking
  • Spray foam insulation
  • Upgrade windows and doors
  • Replace furnace filters regularly
  • Install dimmer switches
  • Use power bars to switch off electronics
  • Install aerator faucets
  • Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Install outside motion detector switches
  • Install a programmable thermostat
  • Upgrade windows and doors
  • Add insulation in attic and basement walls
  • Upgrade the homes ventilation system
  • Upgrade furnace and hot water system
  • Add renewable energy systems, solar thermal array or
    Photovoltaic panels
  • New furnaces are more efficient than ever

Your home value, on average, will increase 5 to 10% once energy efficient home improvements have been made.

Do it yourself tips

  • Add water saving fixtures
  • Switch to low–flush or dual–flush toilets
  • Add faucet and shower flow restrictors, front loading washers
  • Energy efficient appliances, replace and recycle with energy efficient rated models
  • Add plastic film over single pane windows, this can reduce heat lose by 25-50%
  • Install ceiling fans, particularly in rooms with high ceilings
  • Insulate hot water pipes that run through unheated  areas 
  • Turn down the temperature on your hot water tank