While some may be concerned by the perceived slowdown in growth in the British property market, there are several logical factors that have contributed to this. Aside from the fact that property prices have reached their peak in southern areas such as London, the upcoming general election is also triggering a cautious mood among voters and home-owners alike. So while an estimated 46% of property experts have attested to reduced market growth during the first financial quarter of 2015, this is likely to be a short-term decline that lasts until the results of the election have been determined.
Selling your home in 2015: Which Energy Efficient Appliances can drive a Quicker Sale?
As the recent slump in growth may be temporary, however, even home-owners who are looking to sell house fast may want to consider waiting before the election is over. This affords them an opportunity to optimise the value in their home, by enabling the market to achieve higher levels of growth and using the time to add value to their property. The latter point is crucial, especially as there are a number of energy saving, Eco-friendly appliances that reduce household consumption and appeal to environmentally-aware buyers.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at three energy saving appliances that can reduce the cost of running a household, benefit the environment and appeal to modern buyers: –
The Logixx SMS69L02GB Washing Machine by Bosch
While there is a genuine desire among home-owners to reduce their water consumption, this is usually focused on obvious appliances such as sinks, showers and toilets. All appliances consume water and energy, however, with the typical washing machine one of the best examples. This is why German manufacturer Bosch has created the Logixx SMS69L02GB model, which is not only one of the quietest on the market at 40dB but also uses considerably less water than standard machines. Consuming just 10 litres on its 50 degrees Celsius economy setting, it will appeal to buyers who want to run an efficient and cost-effective household.
The NR-B30FX1 Freezer by Panasonic
Fridges and freezers are unique among household appliances, in that they must be constantly be kept running for every minute of every day. This means that such appliances consume large amounts of energy throughout the year, and home-owners or potential buyers are increasingly cautious when shopping for new models. The NR-B30FX1 Freezer by Panasonic negates these concerns, however, as it is the first no-frost model to achieve a A++ energy rating and features an innovative panel that insulates 20 times better than traditional products.
The Series 4 Domino Induction Hob by Neff
If you are unfamiliar with induction hobs, they are essentially energy-efficient cooking appliances that create a more cost-effective and modern living environment. The Series 4 Domino Induction Hob by Neff is arguably the market leader, and this is an appliance that will appeal to committed Eco-enthusiasts with a desire to manage an efficient household. This product uses far less energy that gas or ceramic hobs, primarily because it fires up instantly and only heats the base of the pan. The heat also cuts out automatically once the pan is removed, reducing wastage and consumption in one fell swoop.