Real estate in Douglasville, GA, and the surrounding areas have been increasing steadily. However, the housing market is more competitive than ever, so you may look for cost-effective ways to maintain and update your home, such as upgrading your HVAC system or investing in energy-efficient products. If you’re looking for ideas, here are four common HVAC upgrades made in households around the country.
Energy-Efficient HVAC Upgrades
Reliable heating and cooling is critical in any climate. If your HVAC system is ready to retire, replacing it can lower your energy bills by 15% while making your home more appealing to potential buyers. Home efficiency is a major trend in real estate. While ROI estimates vary, energy-efficient upgrades, such as installing a new AC system, can increase your home’s value by 2% to 8%.
Ductless mini-splits make it easy to provide full heating and cooling coverage for your home and any outbuildings. Installing a ductless AC is an effective way to upgrade a garage, workshop, sunroom, or converted attic. Moreover, a well-designed AC system can help potential buyers envision themselves enjoying the space without investing in additional improvements.
For the past few years, smart technology has been at the top of consumers’ wish lists, and connected thermostats are popular among homebuyers. These accessories can help your HVAC equipment run more efficiently, and they’re compatible with a variety of smart home devices.
Air Quality Systems
Indoor air quality systems, such as whole-home air cleaners and ventilators, are a great upgrade in our climate, especially for those sensitive to allergens. Clean, safe air may even improve your overall health according to studies, which may appeal to many homebuyers.
For more information about ways to upgrade your HVAC system with an eye toward improving your home’s value, call Merrell & Associates. Our NATE-certified HVAC specialists can give you an overview of your options.
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