Did you know that it’s possible to add value to your home by upgrading your HVAC system? It’s true. You can add thousands of dollars to your home’s equity simply by investing in a few HVAC upgrades, especially if those upgrades are much needed. The great thing about upgrading your HVAC system is that you may be spending a lot up front, but if you need to sell your home, or plan to in the future, that money will come back to you in the purchase cost of the home.
How to add value: Replace an old system
There are multiple benefits to replacing an old HVAC system that can add value to your home. The first is that new systems are much more energy efficient than old ones, are quieter, and are much more likely to give you less trouble (if any at all), so repeated service calls will no longer be in your future. Secondly, new systems may have new features that your old furnace doesn’t, including safety features or smart integrations. You can also save money by adding an air conditioner unit at the same time. If your HVAC system is more than 15 years old, a replacement may be your best option prior to selling.
How to add value: Add air conditioning
If you have a heating system in your home, it’s possible you may not have built in air conditioning as well, served through the same ventilation system as your heat. If you don’t have this, you can install an air conditioning unit that centralizes where comfort comes from in the summer. That means no more lugging up window units from the basement or storage and trying to fit them in the window during the hottest days of the year.
How to add value: Improve air quality
Adding a humidifier, dehumidifier, or special air filters that tackle problems that are common in your home will help not only add value to your home, they will also help you and potential buyers be more comfortable living in that home. If the air in your home is very dry, causing dry skin, nosebleeds, and more, a humidifier can easily rectify these issues and improve comfort in the home.
How to add value: Add a smart thermostat
This is a small expense, but can be very useful and valuable to potential buyers. A Nest smart thermostat, when controlling a furnace and air conditioning unit, can be a fantastic addition that can assist in energy efficiency as well as peace of mind. We talk about why smart thermostats are fantastic and how they can help avoid disaster, so even if you’re not planning to sell your home, a smart thermostat is a smart investment.
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