Whether you’re looking into selling your home, or you simply want the satisfaction of owning a valuable piece of real estate, the thought had probably crossed your mind at least once: can a new HVAC system raise your home’s value? In this blog, Bartlett Heating and Air Conditioning shares insight on how a new HVAC system can affect a home’s value.
Benefits of a New HVAC System
Let’s take a look at what a new HVAC system does, without considering its effects on your home’s resale value:
Improved Comfort — A new HVAC system will address fundamental problems such as whether or not it provides adequate heating and cooling. An HVAC system has to match the house’s air conditioning requirements based on the size of its living area. If the house has undergone renovation, chances are, the HVAC system has become undersized, resulting in uncomfortable indoor temperatures.
Better Indoor Air Quality — Newer HVAC systems are designed to remove indoor air pollutants more efficiently, resulting in better indoor air quality. This leads to decreased allergy and asthma symptoms and less odors caused by mold and bacteria.
Energy Savings — New air conditioning systems are designed to utilize less electricity. Replacing your old, inefficient HVAC system with an ENERGY STAR® certified one can result in long-term energy savings.
Does a New HVAC System Raise Your Home’s Value?
New HVAC systems, particularly those equipped with state-of-the-art controls and new air ducts, are certainly attractive for new buyers. However, the real value of a new HVAC system lies in its ability to provide heating and cooling reliably and efficiently. A new HVAC system, by itself, can raise your home’s value.
But it won’t be worth much if other parts of the house that relates to indoor comfort—windows, entry doors, and insulation in the attic and exterior walls—are not up to date. It’s a case of the whole being better than the sum of its parts: an efficient HVAC system, installed in a properly-insulated house, can command a higher selling price. With today’s dramatic shifts in weather, a home that’s guaranteed to provide comfort during climatic extremes can be very attractive to house buyers.
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