Increase Your Home’s Value by Adding an HVAC System
No matter where you are in California, the housing market is competitive. Despite this, there are a few things you can do to add value to your home. The first is plumbing, always make sure your plumbing is up to code, and the second is HVAC. Today’s homebuyers are savvy and know what they want. We all know summers in Sacramento and Santa Rosa can be hot and long, and we’re seeing an uptick in the demand for central cooling. If you want to attract buyers and increase your home’s value, the best thing you can do is invest in a new HVAC system.
A New HVAC System Is Reliable
When potential buyers are looking at your home, they expect things to be reliable. This is why buyers and agents conduct inspection after inspection. Reliability is paramount for appliances, plumbing, and HVAC. It’s no secret that temperatures fluctuate throughout the year and it’s important to ensure the comfort and safety of your potential buyers. The best way to do this by investing in a new HVAC system. Not only will it add value to your home, it will increase your home’s appeal to more buyers. Also, if your HVAC system is 10 years or older, there’s no way around it, you may need to replace it. With proper maintenance a new HVAC system can last 10-15 years.
Lower Bills with a New HVAC System
A new HVAC system will appeal to new owners, but it will help you, the seller, as well. According to energy.gov, you could save 20-40 of your heating and cooling costs by investing in a new system. The opportunity to save on utility bills over time is something that appeals to many new, or soon to be, homeowners. Lower heating and cooling bills will also help when you’re showing the home or still living in it.
Appeal to Millennials with Smart Technology
Today’s homebuyers are different in that they want smart technology. Most people are accustomed to having a smart phone, tablet, watch, and now, a smart home. As technology continues to progress, buyers want to see these changes reflected in their home. Forbes cited a study of millennial homeowners and millennials in the market to buy a home. Of those polled, 38% of millennials have already purchased a home with smart technology and 58% are interested in buying a home with smart technology. One of the best, and easiest, ways to appeal to a new generation of home buyers is by investing in a new HVAC system, one that runs on smart technology.
Make Inspections and Negotiations a Breeze
There’s a part that most buyers and sellers equally dread, the negotiations process. This can easily be the hardest part of the home selling process. One way to pave a bumpy road is to prevent potential issues before they even arise. The first thing a seller should do is have their plumbing inspected. Make sure your pipes are clear and there’s no major damage that could hinder a sale. The next thing a seller should do is upgrade their HVAC system. In Santa Rosa and Sacramento, temperatures can quickly change, and people need to have a working, reliable HVAC system.
Don’t Forget, Sellers Benefit Too
If you’re reading this wondering, “where are my benefits,” this section is for you. A new HVAC system can increase your property value by nearly 10%; when considering California housing prices, that’s nothing to scoff at. Also, many rebates are available for upgrading your HVAC system. PG&E offers rebates and incentives for upgrading to an eco-friendly system. If you’re part of our Santa Rosa community, Sonoma County offers rebates and incentives, as does Sonoma Clean Power. For our Sacramento clients, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and the City of Sacramento both have incentive programs.
Curious About a New HAC System? Moore Home Services Has the Answer
Want to add an HVAC upgrade to your home? Call the experts at Moore Home Services! Our technicians are here to help. Moore Home Services is a Diamond Certified company proudly serving the Sacramento, Santa Rosa, and surrounding communities. If you have a question, or want to request an appointment, reach out to our friendly call center representatives, or schedule a visit online.