Are you planning on selling your home now or sometime in the not so distant future? Of course, you will want to get the most out of the sales price, and that means knowing what to upgrade on your home in order to appeal to more buyers. Do you know what people look for when they are shopping in the housing market? There are certain things that they will want, like upgraded kitchens and bathrooms. That is not all though. One thing that potential buyers will look for would be the climate control. They want to know that they will not have to spend big bucks to keep their home comfortable right after they have bought it.
When people look at your home, one of the things they will do is search for potential problems. They may do so on their own, but they may also hire a home inspector. Either way, the air conditioning and heating unit will be considered. Some of the potential problems that could impact the sale price of your home when it comes to climate control include:
- Old or outdated systems
- Systems that are energy inefficient
- Systems that are inefficient in actual climate control
- Lack of climate control in either heating or air conditioning
- Systems that only heat or cool certain rooms of the home
Just put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. How would you feel about a house that you are considering when you find out you will be spending thousands of dollars on a new climate control unit?
Even if there are no current potential problems with the climate control in your home, you still want to consider replacing the system. There are a few different reasons for this and when you consider those reasons, you will find that you can definitely add value to the home.
For example, more and more people are choosing to go green by picking energy efficient options in their home. When potential buyers find that you have already made an energy efficient choice for the home, it will be even more appealing to them. Many buyers will be willing to pay a higher price tag for energy efficiency because they are considering the long run cost savings as opposed to the cost now. If you are looking for a way to add value in your home, this is definitely a good option to consider.
Think about this. Do you know how hard it can be to sell a home? If you need to ensure that your home sells quickly without having to drop the price over and over again, then you need to make it as appealing as possible. Just imagine how much more appealing your home will be when you can advertise that it has a brand new climate control unit.
When people see that thousands of dollars have already been spent to make such an upgrade, they will be more interested in the house and they will be much more likely to view it and put in an offer. Whether you need to sell your home quickly or you just do not want to have to lower prices, being able to list it with brand new climate control can definitely be a plus.
There are many reasons why people choose to replace the climate control system in a home. One of those reasons that may appeal to you could be the fact that you can add both value and sellability. Even if you will not be selling your home right away, replacing an HVAC system could be of positive benefit now.
Paul Bennett is a writer for Ocean State AC. Ocean State AC has been serving the Jacksonville, Florida area since 1975 offering affordable air conditioning and heating services.