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Add Value to Your Home with an Upgrade

November 25, 2015

UpgradeHomeIn today’s world, it is important to do what we can to help protect the environment. As a homeowner, there are many ways to use less energy which is a plus for the ecosystem and your wallet. There are also features you can add or replace which can add value to your home. If you are looking to improve the energy efficiency of your property and get the most for your time and money, a Home Upgrade may be just the thing. Energy Upgrade California® is a program of incentives and assistance run by the California Public Utilities and California Energy Commissions. The goal of the program is help residents reduce their energy use and live in a healthy and comfortable home.

There is a current program with up to $3,150 of rebates available to eligible participants. A Home Upgrade gives you a variety of options to pursue toward energy efficiency, many of them quick and simple to put in place. This is an ideal program for families seeking cost effective ways to improve their home’s efficiency, have cooling or heating systems which need to be replaced and have yet to have installed much in the way of new efficiency measures. The Home Update program pairs you with a contractor to review your house as a whole unit and then plan what are your best options for improvements. To apply for some of the rebates that are available a minimum of three efficiency measures are required to be completed. The amount of your rebate will depend on what work you have done.

Some of the measures include attic insulation, duct replacement or sealing, wall, floor or duct insulation, air conditioner or furnace replacement, upgrades to gas or electric water heaters and energy efficient windows. The more Green you go with your home upgrades, the more you can apply for potential rebates. There are also additional rebate programs often available at city or county levels, and even possibly through your utility provider. As part of the program, there are Home Upgrade Advisors available to help you get the most out of available rebates.

Whatever you decide to do, if you are ready to make your home run more efficiently, the improvements you make will also add value to your home. Upgrades such as these make a great selling point for any listed home. When you are ready to sell or buy a home, me and my team are ready to help you through the entire process. Our goal is to make your experience both easy and pleasurable. Contact us today at (925) 634-7820, or by email at realestate@cecily.com.

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