When it comes to renovating a house to raise the value, the first upgrades that come to mind usually involve upgrades to kitchens and bathrooms. While these are some of the most valuable renovations you can make to a house on the current housing market, homeowners have time and time again overlooked a potentially even more lucrative realm of upgrades: their HVAC system.
In today’s market, it’s riskier than ever to make the wrong renovations. You could end up spending thousands of dollars on kitchen and bathroom upgrades that never pay themselves off. Plus, an outdated system can mean that the house isn’t working as well as it could be beneath all of the cosmetic improvements. However, the HVAC system is an imperative part of the house’s overall functionality – and fortunately, there are many ways you can upgrade this area of your Norton house that can lead to an increase in equity.
Let’s take a look at why HVAC upgrades are your best bet and which upgrades will almost always pay off and help you sell your house faster.
1. Add Central Air
One of the best improvements you can make to your house is installing a central air conditioner – this is one of those features that is usually on the “wish list” for potential buyers. Having this feature means you can potentially get more for the sale of your house. You can expect to see an average 10% increase in the value of your house after adding a central air system.
2. Install Energy Efficient Upgrades
Energy-efficient houses are increasing in popularity among new home buyers, so when it comes to improving your resale value, upgrading to energy-efficient appliances is a smart move. According to energy.gov and the U.S. Green Building Council, houses with energy-efficient HVAC systems will likely see a 5% to 8% higher selling value than those without.
3. Improve Air Quality
You can also improve your home’s equity by installing HVAC systems that will enhance home air quality. Adding humidifiers and air filters can make your home’s air more comfortable and safer to breathe by removing mold, bacteria, and other foreign particles.
4. Install A New HVAC System
When selling your house, a basic requirement is to have a reliable source of heating to adhere to local building codes. However, this doesn’t specify HVAC use, and you may find yourself in possession of a home with a non-efficient or older unit for heating and relies on window units or other non-HVAC means to keep the air comfortable. If this is the case, the best way to boost the home’s overall value is to invest in installing a new HVAC system. This upgrade makes homes more valuable and is likely to bring in more interested buyers.
5. Perform Maintenance and Repairs
In some instances, you may have a modern HVAC system that simply isn’t performing properly. If your unit is fairly new, you likely won’t need to worry about replacing the unit but instead simply repair it. Buyers may not notice the repairs you’ve done, but they’ll almost certainly take note of malfunctioning equipment that you haven’t taken the time and money to repair.
Make the Right Choices for Your Home with O’Neal Plumbing & HVAC Solutions Inc.
While all these upgrades are a great way to add equity to your home, the best advice we can give is to know which upgrades your home needs. Consider the age and size of your Norton MA home, as well as your budget, to determine which upgrades make the most sense.
Need some help deciding? Your professional HVAC team at O’Neal Plumbing & HVAC Solutions Inc. is here to help answer your questions.
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