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Improving the energy efficiency of your property with retrofit could help boost its resale value.

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Retrofit isn’t just for families who’ve already found their forever home.  

Improving the energy efficiency of your property could boost its resale value, helping you move on when the time comes. 

In one of the largest ever studies of its kind, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Scottish Power investigated how Low Carbon Technologies (LCTs) impacted property prices.  

The research project found that home improvements such as heat pumps, solar panels and electric vehicle chargers can increase the value of a home. 

How to retrofit your home

Retrofitting your home will make it warmer and more affordable to heat. Find out more in our detailed guide.

As awareness of the climate crisis grows, more and more prospective home buyers are looking for ways to reduce their own carbon emissions.  

The recent energy crisis has also raised people’s concerns over the unpredictability of energy bills. Such considerations now come into play when people are deciding on their next home. 

This could help explain some of the findings in the WWF and Scottish Power’s report. 

The research shows that an energy efficient home, fitted with renewable technologies, can achieve: 

  • Savings of £1,634 per year on energy bills 
  • A 95% reduction in C02 emissions 

In terms of individual upgrades, the report found: 

  • An air-source heat pump could boost a home’s value by £5,000-£8,000 
  • Solar panels could add around £1,350-£5,400 to the sale price 
  • An electric vehicle charge point could improve value by around £5,000

When these energy efficiency improvements are taken together, retrofit could increase the value of a home by an average of £10,000.

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