18 Jun

Energy improvements could add significant value to homes

Energy improvements could add significant value to homes

Making improvements to the energy performance of a house in England could add as much as 38 per cent to its valuation when selling through estate agents, a new report has claimed.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released a study which said that the average increase in price could sit at around 14 per cent, while some areas will perform far better.

Some of the best ways to improve energy efficiency include using solar panels, a tactic that the government has looked to push through its Feed-In Tariff since 2011.

Energy and climate change minister Greg Barker said: "We have long known the benefits of making energy saving improvements to the home, but this study is real evidence of the huge potential rewards. Not only can energy efficient improvements help protect you against rising energy prices, but they can also add real value to your property."

The best improvements could be seen in the north, where the east side of the country can experience £23,000 rises and £25,000 possible in the west.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801600747-ADNFCR

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