How to Add Home Equity with HVAC Upgrades
If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market soon, you’re probably looking for ways to increase the selling price. Some popular improvements include kitchen and bathroom renovations, exterior landscaping updates, and new flooring.
While all of these additions may be worthwhile, one of the most beneficial investments you can make to your Athens home is to upgrade your HVAC equipment. Keep reading to learn how to increase home equity by upgrading your HVAC system with Clockwork Heating and Air.
Why It Helps
When most people think about home renovations, they think about what they can see. Since an HVAC system is something that’s not immediately visible, it’s easy to overlook its importance. For discerning buyers, however, the condition of the HVAC equipment can make all the difference in their purchase decision.
One big reason why new HVAC equipment may sway a buyer is that this equipment can be quite expensive. When someone is investing in a new home, they don’t want to be faced with other major expenses right after they move in. If they know for sure that their HVAC equipment has been added recently, it will put their minds at ease and make them much more likely to buy the home.
Another benefit of good HVAC equipment is that it shows the level of care you put into your home. It’s easy to, as the saying goes, put “lipstick on a pig.” In other words, if your home is falling apart, it’s easy to get it looking good for long enough to sell it. Because of this, most people who are trying to make a quick sell don’t invest in the mechanical systems of a home.
Therefore, by going above and beyond by installing new HVAC equipment in your home, you give the buyer the sense that you take care of all parts of your home, even those that can’t be seen. Even if the rest of your home is a little dated, you will give prospective buyers confidence that there are “good bones.”
Another important thing to remember is that if you do leave shoddy HVAC equipment in place, you will likely be found out. If the prospective buyers don’t discover it when they’re walking through your home, then the home inspector will undoubtedly discover it when they’re running tests on the mechanical systems. Do yourself a favor, then, and upgrade your HVAC equipment.
What to Upgrade
Now that you know the “why” of upgrading your home’s HVAC equipment, it’s important to know the “what” and “how.” Before you go all-out and replace all of your system components, it’s important to consider what will give you the most bang for your buck.
The thermostat is a great place to start your HVAC system upgrade with Clockwork Heating and Air. If you have an older mechanical thermostat, then updating to a programmable or even smart thermostat is sure to make a big impression on prospective buyers. Upgrading this component shows that you keep up with the latest home trends.
After that, it comes down to the age of your other components. Depending on the type of HVAC system you have, the main system components can be expected to last between 15 to 25 years. Of course, if any components are well under that age, then it’s not necessary to replace them. Just be sure that you confirm the age of these younger components so that prospective buyers are aware of what they’re getting.
Components that are close to 15 years old, however, may be worth replacing. This is especially true if you haven’t had a professional technician maintain your system through the years.
For your replacement project, begin with the oldest component and work your way down. If any components are showing obvious signs of wear and tear, those will need to be replaced regardless of their age. Then, once the components are replaced, make sure this is highlighted in your listing so that it can become a major selling point.
Efficient and Affordable Services
At Clockwork Heating and Air in Athens, GA, we aim to take the stress out of maintaining and replacing HVAC equipment. That’s why all of our services are available around-the-clock. We also offer upfront pricing and only hire experienced, professional technicians. You can be sure that you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.
For over 30 years, Clockwork Heating and Air has been exceeding customers’ expectations. This is why we consistently receive five-star reviews. Whether you need a new furnace or a new air conditioner or simply need repairs or maintenance, feel free to give us a call at Clockwork Heating and Air today.