Considering HVAC Upgrades
A Guide to Increasing Your Home’s Value Through HVAC Upgrades

April 20, 2021

Jacksonville, FL, is currently experiencing a seller’s market. If you want to increase your home’s value, one of the best ways is by upgrading and optimizing your existing HVAC system. Read on to learn about increasing your home’s value through HVAC upgrades.

Consider Adding a Heat Pump

A heat pump is a great addition to your HVAC system because it can also help cool your home during those hot Florida summers. A heat pump works by drawing heat out of the environment by either pumping it outdoors when it’s hot outside or drawing it indoors when you need a little heat. Winter days and nights in Jacksonville mornings can feel chilly. Having a heat pump can ensure that you get a little warmth when needed.

On average, a heat pump is very efficient and will increase a home’s value by between $10,400 and $17,000.

Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are a relatively old technology that has been in use for more than 60 years. These thermostats allow you to set the heating and cooling profile of your home. But some have been confusing to use. With the advent of home automation, smart thermostats take a lot of the guesswork out of your cooling solution.

With a smart unit, you can set your home’s temperature profile from your smartphone or program it to only come on when you’re physically in your home. With a smart thermostat, you can save hundreds or event thousands each year. As a result, it can help increase a home’s value for buyers looking to save money on energy.

Install an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Known as ERVs, these ventilators help prevent excess dryness in your home. When cooling a home, most people correctly close doors and windows, but this has the unintended drawback of trapping air. These allow fresh air into your spaces. An ERV also has the ability to bring in humidity as well so that indoor air quality is higher.

An ERV will easily recapture much of the outgoing air’s sensible heat. As a result, it adds efficiency to the system. Any technology that bolsters an HVAC system’s efficiency will also boost the selling price.

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Consider Adding HVAC Zones

A nice, even cooling profile is something that people desire. But it’s also important to understand that not everyone’s temperature requirements are the same. For this reason, it can sometimes be difficult to create a cooling profile that everyone will love. That’s why HVAC zones can really be a strong upgrade to your existing HVAC system. These allow for properties to have variable temperatures, which will increase the value of your home.

This requires a branching ductwork system or a multi-zone ductless setup. Having HVAC zones can allow more people to find their specific comfort area in different parts of the house. For example, you can set your living room to a warmer temperature and have the kitchen slightly cooler to offset the heat generated from an oven.

This is a great efficiency upgrade as well; parts of your home without the need for thermal regulation can go without cooling or heating. In fact, you can save up to 30% on a typical heating or cooling bill using one of these systems, which adds value to your home.

Do affordable HVAC solutions that enhance your home’s appeal and value? Contact Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating today. We have a wide variety of services that will increase your home’s value through its HVAC system. Steps such as boosting efficiency, enhancing your systems overall cooling capability and keeping the system maintained will also help improve the resale value of your home.

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