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What are energy efficient home upgrades you can make?

“Always pick your yard based on your Summer lifetstyle.”


December 14, 2017 - Karl Yeh

When deciding on new home upgrades, you may want to look at improving energy efficiency. It's key to reducing cost and maintenance. In this episode, we look at a few energy efficient upgrades you can make when buying a house. 


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Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of Homebuyer's School.

Today I'm joined by Jessica McNabb, area manager with Brookfield Residential, and today the question we're going to answer is:

What are some energy efficient home upgrades that you can make?

So Jessica, what are some of the things that you have seen in the past that people can make in terms of upgrades for energy efficiency?

Jessica McNabb:                 

Right, so there could be an updated light package where you're going to choose the LED lights so that's going to save on some [00:00:30] costs in the future as well as doing the triple pane windows or the double argon filled windows.

In terms of going through and selecting for your heat, there's a Nest thermostat that you can choose upgrade with a lot of builders.

And basically what this does is when you exit the home, it realizes and identifies that nobody's in the home so it decreases the heat and it has a pattern, and when somebody enters the heat it'll increase the heat.

Karl Yeh:                                   And you can all control this from your mobile device?

Jessica McNabb:                  Yes.

Karl Yeh:                                  

Perfect. Well thank you very much, Jessica. Thank you very much everyone [00:01:00] for joining us and we'll catch you next time.


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About Jessica McNabb:

University of Alberta: Bachelor of Science in Registered Nursing 2011 McConnell Place North Alzheimers Care Centre 3 Years - Client Care Leader Brookfield Residential 6 Years - Area Sales Manager Sold over 200 Homes

While a career in Nursing was extremely fulfilling, I also wanted to explore a career in home sales. After 6 years of being in the New Home Sales Industry, I still feel the same sense of fulfillment through taking clients from start to finish building their home.

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