If you’re planning to sell your Lenoir City, TN, home soon, you may be looking for ways to upgrade your HVAC to boost your home’s value. While the whole process can feel difficult and daunting if you’ve never done it before, it really is simple. Here’s what you need to do to upgrade your HVAC to boost your home equity today.
Install Central Air Conditioner and Heating
Adding a central AC or heater to your home would improve your HVAC tremendously as many potential buyers are considering certain features in homes, such as less noise and superior aesthetic appeal. If you decide to install a central AC, you’ll have to place it outside your house. This means that the bulk of its noise remains outside.
Secondly, the fact that the unit stays outside means that you won’t have to grapple with aesthetic problems in your home. Moreover, the central unit makes it easier to control your home’s indoor temperature since it comes with two air control options. The good news is that we have qualified heating and AC installation professionals who can help you select the best unit and do a flawless installation job.
Install a Better Filter
Your HVAC system pulls air from the outdoors before cooling and heating your indoor air using a filter. This component collects airborne particles, such as dust, hair and pollen to keep them from contaminating your indoor air and damaging your HVAC unit. Although you should change your filters regularly, you also need to make sure your HVAC system has the most appropriate filter.
As you may know, filters are different, and they filter air differently. We usually measure air filtration on a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value scale of 1-20. The bigger the number, the better the filtration; nevertheless, you shouldn’t go for the highest MERV.
The filter has to stay balanced. A filter that functions too well can keep air from getting through.
Also, a filter with a high MERV rating is usually thicker, meaning that your HVAC would need to use more energy to circulate air throughout your home. You should aim to get a 5-10 MERV filter. You can get a professional to assess your filter and install the most appropriate one for you.
Seal the Ducts
Your HVAC’s air ducts transport conditioned air from the system to your rooms. Over time, these pathways tend to develop small cracks and leaks, particularly at the connection points, allowing air to escape before reaching the designated places in your home.
When this happens, your HVAC system has to work harder to compensate for the gaps and leaks, leading to energy loss. Broken ducts can also create poor indoor air quality and poor temperature distribution in your home. You need to get a professional to assess your ducts and seal them as necessary to keep your HVAC system in the best condition.
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
If you’re still using the manual thermostat, installing a programmable thermostat can make your life a lot easier and improve the value of your home. With a new programmable thermostat, you get to control your unit’s settings remotely.
This means that you can schedule when the air should start running, and the exact temperature you desire to have in your home. Any homebuyer would appreciate the extra precision and massive energy savings that come with it.
Upgrade to a More Efficient System
HVAC systems usually become less efficient as they age, or if they’re not receiving regular maintenance services. If you’ve been experiencing energy efficiency issues with your current HVAC system, then you should consider investing in a new system to boost energy efficiency when cooling or heating your home. When you shift to a high-efficient HVAC system, you’ll save more on your monthly energy bills and improve the overall value of your home.
If you’re ready to make one or more of these upgrades, don’t hesitate to seek professional assistance. Whether you want to install new parts or conduct HVAC repairs, contact Melton Heating and Air Conditioning today. We also provide heating, home automation and air quality services.
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