Are you looking to sell your Greenville, NC, home? If so, you must invest in certain renovations to raise its value. Kitchen or bathroom remodels may not translate to increased value. On the other hand, these six upgrades to your HVAC system and house are smart renovations that can increase the value of your home:
Install a Central HVAC System
Homes with central air conditioning and heating are more expensive and in demand than those without. Therefore, investing in this renovation will not only make it easier for you to sell your home but will also increase its equity. Although this process will force you to run ductwork alongside other improvements, the returns are worth the trouble.
Install New Air Ducts
Upgrading to a new HVAC system may necessitate renewing your ductworks to accommodate it. Manufacturers usually design ductworks to last up to 25 years, but after 15 years, they may start degrading and reduce the efficiency of an air conditioning system.
If your HVAC system is modern and your ducts are in good condition, then replacements may not be necessary. Instead, you can invest in professional duct cleaning services, which will improve the system’s efficiency as well as your home’s air quality.
Add Energy-Efficient Upgrades
Energy-efficient homes are becoming more and more appealing to new home buyers who want to avoid more expenses coming their way soon after purchasing the property. Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems help to reduce utility bills. As a result, they give you another great selling point when you put your house on the market.
If your HVAC system is over 10 years old, it’s advisable to replace it. A professional can help you choose a system that suits the size, shape and insulation of your home.
If you have a new system that’s still efficient, you can add smaller upgrades to enhance its efficiency. You can do this by installing smart thermostats or replacing all your weather stripping.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is a key component in maintaining the health of the occupants of the home. Even if you’re not allergic, the dirt, dust, smoke, bacteria and pollen that are usually present in the air can affect your respiratory health.
If your HVAC system includes air quality boosters like an air purifier, a ventilator or a UV lamp, the value of your home will increase. These improvements will be especially attractive to home buyers who own pets that shed fur and dander, which compromise indoor air quality.
Insulated Walls and Windows
Fixing poor insulation is easy and offers good returns later. Well-insulated walls help to control indoor temperatures, thus reducing strain on the HVAC system. It’s best to call in a professional to upgrade your insulation so as to avoid DIY mistakes that could cost you later.
Insulated windows prevent heat from escaping. By upgrading to double or triple-pane vinyl-insulated windows, you will be able to save significantly on energy costs. Home buyers who don’t plan to make improvements right after moving in may be willing to pay more if you perform the upgrades for them.
Upgrade the Roof
Upgrading the roof can be an expensive endeavor, but it may be a much-needed one. Apart from protecting household occupants and their belongings from adverse weather conditions, the roof plays an important role in insulating the house.
When upgrading, replace ineffective roofing materials with high-tech shingles that will improve insulation while reducing stress on the HVAC system. For instance, asphalt shingles can lower the roof’s surface temperature while increasing your home’s value to a potential buyer. When you opt for this upgrade, it’s very likely that you’ll recover the cost at resale.
Now you know which HVAC upgrades can raise your home’s value. To get started, call us at J & J Mechanical, Inc., for HVAC maintenance or any other heating and cooling service you might need.
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