When you’re planning to remodel or even thinking about selling your home, you’ve most likely brained stormed ways to add more value before you did one of the two things listed above!
While stainless steel appliances or new hardwood floors are nice to have, a brand new or recently updated HVAC system will add more value to your home. It will cost you a sale if your home is lacking proper heating or cooling abilities. In fact, for most home buyers, the necessity to have heating and cooling is non-negotiable.
And while the cost of HVAC upgrades might make you question its worth, The National Association of Realtors reports that HVAC remodels have a return on investment of up to 71%—higher than most other types of remodeling projects. So, the key for homeowners looking to increase their home equity is to understand precisely which HVAC upgrades will add the most value to their home.
What is Home VALUE?
Home value doesn’t allude to the deal cost of your home or even the property assessment. Home Equity refers to the distinction between what you owe on your home loan and what your house is at present worth. For instance, in the event that you owe $150,000 on your home loan advance, yet your house is worth $200,000, you have $50,000 of value in your home
Installing quality HVAC system upgrades is one way to impact your home equity positively and potentially speed up the sale process when selling your home. Smart buyers look at every potential cost related to the purchase and investment of a home and looking at the HVAC systems is one of the top priorities for home buyers. Suppose buyers continuously pass on your home because of inadequate HVAC systems. In that case, it stays on the market longer, which adds cost in taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance while increasing the necessity to drop the sale price.
Here are 3 Ways to Add Home Equity with HVAC Upgrades
1. Add Central Air and Heating
One of the best improvements you can make is installing a central air conditioner or heater, as most potential buyers are searching for these to already be in a home they would purchase. Homes with central heating and air will have higher sales prices due to consumer demand, which drives up your home’s equity. You should expect to see a 10% increase in the value of your home.
2. Install Energy Efficient Upgrades
Energy-efficient homes are increasing in popularity among new home buyers, so when it comes to improving your home’s resale value, upgrading to energy-efficient appliances is a smart move. According to energy.gov and the U.S. Green Building Council, homes with energy-efficient HVAC systems will see a 5% to 8% higher selling value than homes without.
3. Improve Home Air Quality
You can also improve your home’s equity by installing HVAC systems that will enhance home air quality. Adding humidifiers and air filters can make your home’s air more comfortable and safer to breathe, removing mold, bacteria, and other foreign particles. Check out our blog, How to Improve Your Home Air Quality, to learn more!
Make the Right Choices for Your Home with NRG
While all these upgrades are a great way to add equity to your home, the best advice we can give is to know which upgrades your home needs. Consider the region, age, and size of your home, as well as your budget to determine which upgrades make the most sense. Need some help deciding? Your professional HVAC team at NRG is here to help answer your questions. Call us today!