Penny Hull of Raleigh, NC recently wrote a post about how buyers these days are willing to go without some of the upgrades they had wanted in the past--like more sq footage and landscaping. However, one thing, she finds, is more important than ever: Upgrades that save you money every month on energy costs. That is great to see! One thing that kills me: HVAC manufacturers who still sell "cheaper" systems that are only 86% energy efficient, when for $500+ more, you can get 93% to 96% efficiency. Smart consumers realize that the higher efficiency system pays you back that premium quickly and then saves you money year after year.
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Philadelphia real estate agent who helps buyers and sellers enjoy the benefits of better building performance. Energy efficient buildings sell for more money. They are more comfortable and healthy to live in. They save you money on your energy bills every month.