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Hidden Benefit of Home Performance: Increased Home Value

September/October 2015
A version of this article appears in the September/October 2015 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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September 01, 2015
One of the more frequent questions fielded by Clean Energy Works is: What exactly is home performance, and why should I—a homeowner—invest in these upgrades? Practically speaking, a home is an investment that will grow over time, as long as the homeowner pays careful attention to important maintenance and upgrades. As every Home Energy reader knows, a home is essentially a system, with many moving parts. When one part of the home functions poorly, the entire system is affected. For example, installing a new, highly efficient furnace in a poorly insulated home doesn’t reduce energy use as much as installing that same furnace in conjunction with duct sealing and insulation work that will allow the furnace to heat the home quickly—and keep it warm longer.

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