Prior to putting your home up for sale, you may make changes that will increase its value and help it sell faster. Suddenly, you’re looking at everything in a critical light. The old kitchen cabinets, popcorn ceilings, played-out chevron wallpaper, dated bathroom tile… Everything is starting to stick out like a sore thumb.
Most people tend to focus on eye-catching improvements like new kitchen countertops, flooring, bathroom renovations, etc. All of these things are nice to have, but an updated HVAC system is critical. A buyer may prefer an updated kitchen or a new bathroom, but they know they can do that later.
If your HVAC system is ten years old or older or in need of expensive repairs, we recommend adding new heating and air conditioning to the top of your project list. While potential buyers may not notice your new shiny heating and air conditioning equipment, they WILL notice if it is broken, making weird noises, or struggling to keep the house comfortable. Buyers want to find a home that is comfortable, safe, and energy efficient. If your home lacks basic heating and cooling abilities, they will offer less or walk away.
The cost of a new heating and air conditioning system may be high, and you cannot expect a 100 percent return on your investment, but the long-term benefits are worth it – to you and a buyer. According to The National Association of Realtors 2015 Remodeling Impact Report, HVAC remodels have a higher average return on investment than most other types of remodeling projects, yielding a return of up to 71%.
Maximize your home's potential with these key selling points:
Heating and air conditioning accounts for more than half of the average homeowner's utility bills. A new energy efficient system will have less of a strain on their monthly budget.
Live without fear of unexpected expenses of a heating or air conditioning repair.
Enjoy years of worry-free comfort with the warranty on a new system.
If your heating and air conditioning system is properly updated, fully functional, and the energy costs are under control, these benefits are much more pleasing to the buyer than a fresh coat of paint.
Ready to upgrade your HVAC system and improve property value in Charlotte and the surrounding areas? Contact Helms Heating & Air Conditioning of Indian Trail. Our experts have been providing quality installations at an affordable price since 1979.