At Helmores, we’re seeing more buyers seeking green homes. Eco-friendly home upgrades not only incre...

At Helmores, we’re seeing more buyers seeking green homes. Eco-friendly home upgrades not only increase property value but also reduce running costs, especially during the current cost of living crisis. So, we thought we’d write a blog on this very subject! Here’s our top 10 eco-upgrades that can boost your home’s value and save you money:

Solar PV’s

So, first on the list is solar panels – a classic and popular choice for reducing your carbon footprint and saving money on your energy bills. Not only do they convert sunlight into electricity, but they can also add significant value to your property. Homes with solar panels are in high demand among eco-conscious buyers, and they may be eligible for government incentives. It’s a smart investment that pays off in more ways than one.


Geothermal (or Ground Source) systems are another excellent option for reducing your energy bills and increasing the value of your property. They use the heat stored in the earth to keep your home comfortable all year round, and they have a long lifespan and require minimal maintenance. By investing in a geothermal system, you’re demonstrating your commitment to sustainable living and adding value to your property.

Wind Power

Wind turbines are a bit more of a daring option, but they can also be a unique and attractive feature for eco-conscious buyers. While they require more space and maintenance, they can generate your own electricity and reduce your reliance on the grid. If you have the space and the means, a wind turbine can add significant value to your property and make it stand out on the market.


Rainwater harvesting systems are a simple yet effective way to save water and reduce your environmental impact. By collecting rainwater from your roof and storing it for later use, you can reduce your water bills and add a valuable eco-friendly feature to your property.

Air Source

Air source heat pumps are a highly efficient and valuable upgrade for any eco-friendly home. They work by extracting heat from the outside air and using it to heat your home and water. Air source heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular among eco-conscious buyers, and by installing one in your home, you can increase its value and make it more attractive on the market.

Smart Thermostats

At the cheaper end of the price spectrum, we have Smart thermostats. They’re an easy and valuable upgrade that can save you money on your energy bills and add convenience to your life that don’t break the bank. By adjusting your heating and cooling systems based on your schedule and preferences, you can ensure that your home is always at the perfect temperature. Plus, they can be controlled remotely, so you can make sure your home is cozy before you even step inside.

Upgraded Appliances

Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances is another smart investment that can add value to your property. Buyers are increasingly looking for homes with energy-efficient appliances, so upgrading your appliances can make your home more attractive and desirable.

Low Flow Fittings

Low-flow fixtures like showerheads and taps are a simple yet valuable way to reduce your water usage and bills. They’re a popular and attractive feature among eco-conscious buyers and can add value to your property.

Composting systems

Composting systems are a great way to reduce your food waste and provide nutrient-rich soil for your garden. They’re easy to use and can be installed both indoors and outdoors, making them a valuable eco-friendly feature for any property.


Lastly, LED lighting is a cost-effective and valuable upgrade that can reduce your energy usage and add ambiance to your home. LED lights last up to 25 times longer than traditional lighting, making them a smart investment that adds value to your property.

By incorporating these eco-friendly upgrades into your Devon property, you’re demonstrating your commitment to sustainable living and adding value to your home. At Helmores we’re finding that buyers are increasingly looking for eco-friendly homes, and by making these upgrades, you can make your property more attractive and desirable on the market. So go ahead, and invest in your home and the planet – it’s a win-win situation!

If you’re interested to buy a brand new property packed with the latest green features why not check out our new development Weavers Way at Sandford.

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