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How much value does central air add to your home?

Many homeowners who think about selling their homes in the future are very focused on ways to increase the value of their homes. One thing to consider when it comes to raising the value of your home is central air conditioning. Read on to find out if installing central air conditioning will actually increase the value of your home or not.

Installing a new HVAC system could increase your home’s value

Recent surveys and studies have shown that homes that have central air-conditioning installed are selling for about 2.5 percent more than homes without it nationwide. If you are someone who needs it to be super cool in your house, especially while you are sleeping, then you may very well want to invest in central air conditioning. Even if you live in a state that has very distinctive four seasons, like Ohio or Michigan.

Also, if you live in an area that has a very humid climate, air conditioning may very well be a necessity for your overall quality of life on a day-to-day basis. This is because central air conditioning systems are designed to not only lower the temperature in your house but also lower the humidity level inside your home. When you decrease the humidity level in your house, you increase your level of comfort.

You should have central air conditioning installed right away if you plan on living in your home for a long period of time before selling it. Central air conditioning can add value to your home, so you can get a higher asking price when you go to sell it.

If you have a furnace in your home or a heat pump that forces air to keep your home warm. It will be less expensive for you to add air conditioning to it, since the ductwork and everything that is needed is already in place. 

Choosing An HVAC System to Add Value To Your Home

To choose an HVAC system that will add value to your house, you will need to ensure that you’re purchasing the correct sized unit for the size of your house. Also, keep in mind that most HVAC systems are rated for the amount of air that they can process throughout a certain period of time, but larger does not always mean it is the best idea.

If you purchase an HVAC system that has a higher tonnage rating, it will cool your home quickly. But it may not be able to remove as much of the humidity level as a system properly selected for your home or space. A higher humidity level will lower the comfort level of the people living in the house.

You should also take advantage of any off-season discounts. Do your research and ask HVAC professionals if they have any off-season discounts and or any advertise promotions going on. Allowing you to get a good deal for your air conditioning unit as well as the installation fees.

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If you want to install an air conditioning system in your home, you should call upon HVAC professionals who have the knowledge and experience to complete the job properly and provide you with the most efficient unit. Contact the HVAC specialists at Walker Heating and Cooling for an appointment today!