Does a New Furnace and Air Conditioner Add Value to Your Home?

Does a New Furnace and Air Conditioner Add Value to Your Home?

Upgrading your furnace, air conditioner, or entire HVAC system can make your home a much more comfortable place to be. Maybe you’re thinking about doing that, but you’re also not sure how long you’re going to stay in this home before moving.

In that case, you probably want to know whether upgrading your HVAC unit will add enough value to your home to make the purchase worth it.

We put together this article to answer that question. Keep reading to find the answer.

Is a New HVAC System Worth It?

Research shows that energy-efficient homes sell for anywhere from 3.5% to 9% more than average. And the quality of your HVAC system plays a huge role in determining how energy-efficient your home is.

That means there’s a very direct correlation between the price that you can sell your home for and how efficient your HVAC unit is.

Upgrading Your HVAC Delivers Savings

Homebuyers value-efficient air conditioners and furnaces because of the savings they offer.  Data indicates that modern HVAC systems can save homeowners up to 40% on cooling costs. That could mean anywhere from about $350 to $500 in savings depending on the climate in your area.

When to Replace Your HVAC System

With proper maintenance, an HVAC system can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. But these products become less efficient as the years go by due to wear and tear. That’s why most homeowners choose to replace their HVAC system around the 10 to 15-year mark.

How Much of Your Unit Should You Replace?

Purchasing and installing an entire air conditioner or furnace can be expensive. So you might be wondering if it’s possible to just replace a few parts instead of the whole thing.

You may or may not be able to get away with this. The answer really depends on how old your system is. If it’s only a few years old, then you can absolutely just replace a few parts. But if your unit is over the 10-year mark, then buyers may lose some interest in your home if you don’t replace it.

Tips on Choosing an HVAC System That Boosts Your Home’s Value

With all of that being said, you still need to choose the right HVAC system to enhance your home’s value. Here are the features that you should look for while shopping:

  • ‘Green’ products
  • High SEER rating
  • Compact systems that don’t take up a lot of space
  • The right-sized system for your home to avoid airflow issues

Proper Installation is Vital

If you decide to invest in a new furnace, air conditioner, or HVAC system, make sure that you let a professional install it for you.

You need the installation process to be done correctly in order to maximize the efficiency of your new system. And only a professional can make sure that happens.

IAQ Can Help You Add Value To Your Home With a New Furnace And Air Conditioner

Are you ready to upgrade your HVAC system and add value to your home? If so, Indoor Air Quality, Inc. is here to help.  We offer a wide variety of highly-efficient HVAC products to choose from. We can also install and maintain them for you so that you can be sure that your system is as attractive as possible for potential homebuyers.

 We serve customers in Highlands Ranch and throughout the Denver Metro Area. Get in touch to learn more about how we can help.