How Does an HVAC System Affect a Home’s Resale Value?
While you own your Modesto, CA, home, every change that you make can influence your home’s resale value. Some changes, such as remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, can have a significant impact. Other changes, such as changing the carpet, may only have a minor effect on the value of your home.
Those examples have obvious impacts on the appearance of your home. What happens, then, when you make changes to your HVAC system? If you’re getting ready to sell, here are a few things that we at Honey's Air & Solar want you to know about what to do and what not to do to your home’s HVAC system.
Think of Aesthetics
Assuming you have a central HVAC system, one of the most visible parts of that system is the outdoor unit for your air conditioner. If your system is older, this outdoor unit may be rusty and appear to be in disrepair. Depending on how efficiently your system operates, you have two options to deal with this unsightly unit.
First, you can build a small partition to hide the unit from view. If you choose to go this route, make sure to leave at least 18 inches of clearance on all sides of the unit. Of course, you can also have Honey's Air & Solar install a new unit, which has the added benefit of improving your system’s efficiency. Either way, you will help to improve the appearance of your home’s exterior, which can help increase desirability and resale value.
Think of the Listing
A new HVAC system isn’t something that most people are likely to notice when they tour your home. Even if your HVAC components are easily seen, very few people are going to fall in love with your home because of new HVAC equipment.
If you invest in new HVAC equipment, though, you can still use it to your advantage when listing your home. New or nearly new HVAC equipment helps attract interest when you include it in your home’s description on the listing. The more interest your home creates, the more offers you’ll have, and the higher your final selling price will be.
Think of First Impressions
When someone comes to tour your home, you can be sure that they are analyzing every aspect of your home. While the visual elements are usually the first things that prospective homebuyers will notice, they will use their other senses, as well. This means that the way your home feels and sounds to homebuyers will make a big difference in your selling success.
Therefore, if your home is seasonally comfortable when potential homebuyers tour your home, they will be more likely to keep your home on their list. Plus, if no unusual noises are coming from your HVAC equipment, potential buyers will have a better opinion of your home overall. This means that an HVAC system in good working order will help to set the stage for the rest of your home to shine.
Think of the Inspection
If your HVAC system has some flaws, it’s important that you have a professional address these issues before you try to sell your home. Even if potential homebuyers don’t notice the flaws during their walkthrough, you can be sure that the home inspector will discover the flaws during their inspection.
Once these flaws are revealed, they could become a deal-breaker if you’re unwilling or unable to fix them. If you take care of them in advance, though, the inspection will reveal fewer issues with your home, resulting in a faster selling process.
We Can Help You Get Ready
Preparing your home for sale can be a stressful time. At Honey's Air & Solar, we can help take some of the stress away by getting your Modesto air conditioner and furnace in tip-top shape with repair and maintenance services. If you really want to make your home shine, we can install a new HVAC system for the future homeowners to enjoy.
We can also assist you with other home needs, too, including whole-house fans to help you lower your energy bills, generators to help keep the lights on during a power outage, and water heaters to ensure you always have the hot water you need. Plus, we can handle solar installations to make your home a model of efficiency.
With over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry, our company has what it takes to handle any project. Our professionalism and service have earned us the Best of 209 Award from 209 Magazine. Plus, our incredible customers regularly leave us five-star reviews to tell us how much they appreciate our service. To improve the value of your HVAC system, contact us at Honey's Air & Solar in Modesto today.Tags: Home Value, HVAC System