When you own your home, there are always opportunities to increase the value through upgrades and remodels. It can be difficult to decide which upgrades in your home are going to give you the best bang for your buck. Something you also need to consider is the question of whether or not the upgrades you are putting in your home are going to benefit you as well. An area to upgrade your home and increase the value and salability of your home that is often overlooked by many homeowners is the HVAC system. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some HVAC upgrades that you should consider when looking to increase the value of your home.
HVAC Upgrades & Buyers
Studies show that you can expect to get about 50% of the money back that you spend on HVAC upgrades. It is important to note that while you may not see the increase in your home value that you are looking for when it comes to the HVAC system, your home will be more appealing to multiple buyers when you have upgraded different aspects of your HVAC system. Following are some of the upgrades you may want to consider for your home.
– Insulation: This is a low risk upgrade that will increase the efficiency of your HVAC system and give you up to a 110% return on your investment. This upgrade is one that isn’t difficult to do but can have a large impact on how hard your HVAC system has to work to keep your home heated and cooled.
– Furnace Replacement: You get the most out of your furnace or boiler in the first 15 years of its life. After that, it isn’t uncommon to have them need repairs constantly. Rather than repairing an older furnace, you are better off replacing it all together. It will also add value to your home, so it’s a win, win.
– Air Ducts: All ductwork put in homes is designed to last 25 years. After that, it starts to break down and will eventually need to be replaced. Experts will tell you that it starts to degrade around year 15. As this system deteriorates, it creates less efficiency for your entire system.
– Central Air Conditioning Replacement: Most home buyers today think of central air conditioning as a requirement when purchasing a home. If you don’t have central air in your home, you will see up to a 10% increase in your home’s value by adding it.
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If you are interested in upgrading aspects of your HVAC system to see an increase in the value of your home, you can rely on the professionals at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning to inspect your current system and give our recommendations to make smart HVAC investments depending on several factors in your home. We are here to serve you! Call us today!