Home equity is the difference between how much you owe on your mortgage and the property’s market value. Certain renovations boost equity by increasing the latter, especially heating and cooling upgrades. Here are a few of the most valuable updates you can make to your HVAC system.
Why HVAC Upgrades Are a Smart Investment
While cosmetic improvements to the property look appealing, they can’t rival the value that comes with an efficient heating and cooling system. Efficiency ensures a comfortable home all year long and saves you a lot of money on utility costs. The better your unit runs, the less energy it needs to do its job sufficiently.
New equipment also boosts convenience. A smart thermostat allows you to program specific temperatures for different times of the day, so you can keep costs manageable without affecting the comfort of your home. Some smart thermostats even allow remote operation, meaning you can set the household temperature through your mobile devices.
How to Get the Most Out of a Heating & Cooling Upgrade
While it depends on certain factors, most furnaces and ACs have a life span of about 15 years. Older units are naturally less efficient because of wear and because equipment may be outdated. When looking for a new unit, seek out a model with a SEER rating of at least 15 for maximum utility savings.
Air quality is another factor to consider. Air purifiers pull contaminants out of the air, including allergens like dust and pet dander. Dehumidifiers can reduce moisture in the air, which also reduces the chance of mold growth.
While it doesn’t relate specifically to equipment, enhancing your current insulation is highly beneficial. If you have fiberglass insulation, consider upgrading to spray foam. Spray foam fills in cracks and crevices in your home to prevent air loss. It’s also more resistant to water, which can safeguard you from moisture damage and mold growth.
No matter what type of upgrade you’d like to make to your heating and cooling system, our team at Jon’s Plumbing & Heating can help. We’re proud to be a Mitsubishi® Diamond Preferred contractor, and our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau® speaks to our excellent service. Not only do we replace equipment, but we also perform repairs and maintenance to keep it running efficiently. Visit us online for a complete listing of HVAC services. If you’d like to schedule an appointment in Mount Vernon, OH, call (740) 392-5667.