Many people often wonder how they can increase the resale value of their home while also saving money on their utility bills. You may not be aware that by upgrading the insulation in your attic, you can not only save money on your utility bills–you can also add to the value of your home by having more efficient insulation in your attic, making it more attractive to home buyers if and when you decide to put it on the market.
Attic Insulation Can Make a Difference
In some older houses, insulation has been spread too thin, and this can lead to the house being considered under-insulated. Under-insulated homes tend to have higher electric bills, since temperature control more difficult to maintain. You can increase the equity in your home by having a qualified contractor update the insulation in your attic. This can be done in several ways, including:
- Rolled insulation with backing
- Blown-In Insulation
- Rigid insulation
Contractors Can Recommend the Best Insulation for Your Home
There are some contractors out there that prefer to use one type of insulation over the other, but we recommend blown-in fiberglass insulation as it completely fills all gaps and voids. If you already have good insulation in your home or business then your furnace and air conditioning systems will not have to work as hard to keep the space warm or cool. That keeps your electric bills low and even extends the life of your HVAC equipment because it doesn’t have to work as often.
Low Energy Consumption as a Selling Point
It will also be a selling point when prospective buyers look at the average energy consumption costs to heat and cool the home or building, and they find out that the cost is a lot less due to the upgraded insulation that is in the home or building.
Air Quality as a Selling Point
Not only does insulation help lower the heating and cooling costs of a home, but by upgrading the insulation in the attic, it can also rid the attic of allergens that can wreak havoc on people with respiratory problems. Do you have a stuffy nose a lot in your house? Do your eyes water when you are inside your office space? Do you have general breathing problems when inside? If you answered yes to any of these questions it would be a good idea to look into having the insulation in your attic upgraded in order to increase not only the quality of living for you and your family, but also to increase the value of your home.
Updating attic insulation is a cost-effective way to increase the value of your home, cut your heating and cooling bills, and improve air quality in your home. If you would like more information and tips about increasing the resale value of your home, contact The Damron Group Realtors, located in San Marcos, TX.