- On November 20, 2020
Ways to Add Home Equity Through HVAC Upgrades
When it comes to renovating a house to raise the value, the first upgrades that come to mind usually involve upgrades to kitchens and bathrooms. While these are some of the most valuable renovations you can make to a home on the current housing market, homeowners have time and time again overlooked a potentially even more lucrative realm of upgrades: the HVAC system.
A home’s HVAC system is an imperative part of its overall functionality, and an outdated system means the home isn’t working as well as it could be beneath all of the cosmetic improvements. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can upgrade this portion of a Phoenix home to increase equity.
Perform Maintenance and Repairs
In some instances, you may have a modern HVAC system that simply isn’t performing properly. If your unit is fairly new, you likely won’t need to worry about replacing the unit, but instead simply repair it. Buyers may not notice the repairs you’ve done, but they’ll almost certainly take note of malfunctioning equipment that you haven’t taken the time and money to repair.
Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
If you already have an HVAC system in place, it’s well worth your time, money, and energy to focus on making it more energy efficient. If your HVAC system is over 10 years old, this may mean it’s time to simply replace the entire unit altogether. Of course, choosing a system at random isn’t likely to benefit your goal of creating an efficient, valuable home. You’ll need to take factors such as the home’s size, shape, insulation, and even access to natural gas into account if you really want the best possible replacement for your outdated unit. An assessment by a professional can help to set you on the right path with a number of viable recommendations.
However, if your system is already modern and efficient, there are a number of other, smaller upgrades you can make to your home to enhance its overall efficiency in the coming years, such as:
- Replacing and upgrading weather stripping throughout the house
- Installing appliances such as smart thermostats
- Upgrading and updating windows and doors to more efficient versions
While these updates may not be direct alterations to the HVAC system itself, they definitely help to boost the system’s overall efficiency and operational capabilities, allowing it to work better and longer in the often harsh Phoenix weather. Speak with our trained technicians at Howard Air to learn more about how you can upgrade your home and your unit to add efficiency to your home while increasing value.
Boost Your Home’s Air Quality
While homebuyers may not be able to see how clean the air within your Phoenix home is, they will certainly appreciate how it feels. Performing a few upgrades to your home can remove dust, pollen, pet dander, and other sources of debris and pollution from the air, leaving you with nothing but easy breathability. Some ways to make your home’s air more breathable include:
- Investing in professional duct cleaning services
- Upgrading to a better, more thorough air filter
- Adding whole-house humidifiers or dehumidifiers
- Installing an LED air purification system
While many of these upgrades are considered luxuries, they’re still practical touches than any potential future buyer is sure to appreciate. The staff at Howard Air is here to give you more information on why improving a home’s air quality is imperative, and to give even more recommendations on how to get the job done.
Install A New HVAC System
Many regions throughout the United States require homes to have a reliable source of heating and air in order to adhere to local building codes. However, this doesn’t specify HVAC use, and you may find yourself in possession of a home that relies on window units or other non-HVAC means to keep the air comfortable. If this is the case, the best way to boost the home’s overall value is to invest in installing an HVAC system. This upgrade makes homes more valuable and is likely to bring in more interested buyers.
The process is neither cheap nor easy, but the professionals are here at Howard Air to help with all your HVAC systems HVAC maintenance, and general installation needs. We’ll help you choose the perfect unit, perform a perfect installation, and install ductwork and any other components your home needs to have the system operating effectively and efficiently in no time.
Still Not Sure What You Need? Howard Air is Here to Help!
Whether you’re seeking to gain equity in your own home or you’re planning a flip, always trust a team of professionals, like those at Howard Air to handle your HVAC installation, maintenance, and alterations. Contact Us today to learn more about what we have to offer your Phoenix home and how we can help you increase the value of your house without breaking your budget.
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