Want to Improve Your Home’s Value? Make These HVAC Upgrades.

HVAC upgrades can be a solid, long-term improvement that add predictable value to your home. While changes in residential design and decor are transient trends, improved indoor comfort, lower operating costs, and enhanced energy efficiency are perennial economic and quality-of-life issues that impact market value, depending on the status of HVAC systems installed in the house.

Here are some HVAC upgrades that can translate into improved market value when it’s time to sell the house:

Replace older units.

Central air conditioners have an average life span of about 15 years, while gas-fired furnaces generally last about 20 years. Informed buyers know this. Homes that have older cooling and heating units that will require replacement sooner rather than later tend to generate lower offers from buyers. Studies show installing a new central air conditioner can boost a home’s value by as much as 10%.

Improve efficiency.

Units with higher energy-efficiency ratings deliver lower operating costs and superior performance. If putting your house on the market is in the foreseeable future and your present furnace or air conditioner (or both) are approaching the end of predictable service life, installing high-efficiency heating or cooling now can be one of the most positive HVAC upgrades in terms of attracting higher offers.

Install available upgrades.

If your system’s still got years of dependable service life ahead, consider enhancing its value with HVAC upgrades to existing units. Potential add-ons include a variable speed air handler that adjusts system airflow to fine-tune temperature control and optimize indoor comfort. Another relevant upgrade is a whole-house dehumidifier that continuously extracts humidity from circulating airflow for precise comfort control throughout the home.

Maintain the basic stuff.

Leaky HVAC ducts are a major cause of deteriorating heating and cooling performance and higher operating costs. Ductwork that has been tested and sealed (if necessary) by qualified professionals is one of the most cost-effective HVAC upgrades, which also helps inspire higher offers and underscores your commitment to proper system upkeep.

Ask the Paitson Bros. team for more about HVAC upgrades to increase home value. Since 1922, we’ve been Terre Haute’s source for reliable, informed advice.

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