How Energy-Efficient Insulation Can Increase Your Home’s Value
Over the last decade, potential homebuyers have become increasingly aware of the value of energy-efficiency. Not only are homeowners more aware of the benefits, but they also are willing to invest in their homes with green upgrades. In Cincinnati, these energy-efficient upgrades are even more worthwhile because of the extreme temperature fluctuations we experience. Improving your home’s insulation quality translates directly to smaller energy bills and can immediately increase the value of your home to potential buyers. Today, Valley Insulation will discuss exactly how quality insulation from our team will increase your home’s value.
Assess Your Home’s Energy Use
The first step you can take when measuring the value of improving your home’s insulation is by assessing the energy needs of your home. Do you experience major spikes in your utility bill during the winter and summer months? Some amount of increase is expected, but a poorly-insulated home places additional strain on your HVAC unit. Not only does this result in higher bills, but it can also deteriorate your HVAC system and result in a need for repairs or replacement.
You can also request an energy assessment from your utility company. Depending on the complexity of the assessment, many utility companies will provide this for free or at a discount.
Insulation Provides Major Return on Investment
Not only does insulation improve the energy efficiency of your home as discussed above, but it provides an immediate return on investment if you plan to sell your home. In January 2016, Remodeler Magazine released its annual “Cost vs Value” report, which breaks down the average cost and returns on investment for common home improvements. They found that insulation topped the list in terms of percentage of initial investment compared to the value increase in your home at 117% ROI. This does not even factor the energy savings, but simply home value. If you are looking for a great way to improve the potential value of your home, insulation quality is a great investment.
On top of these incredible benefits, there are also a number of federal, state, and local tax credits and incentives to improve the energy efficiency of your home. The bottom line is, you are losing money by ignoring your insulation.
Contact Valley Insulation, LLC Today
If you are interested in saving money and improving the value of your home, Valley Insulation is the premier insulation contractor in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are looking for a professional team that is dedicated to going above and beyond for their customer, Valley Insulation is the team for you. Contact us today at 513-353-4100 to learn more about our insulation services!