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How New HVAC Systems Influence Home Value

January 31, 2023 | Blog

When you’re looking to sell your home, just about everything matters. Home value can be significantly affected by the state of your appliances, interior home health and HVAC services. If you’re worried about the current state of your HVAC systems and the effect that they will have on your home’s value, there are two routes you can take to bring that value back.

Here at Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing in Birmingham, Alabama, we know that you want your HVAC systems to be in top shape before closing the deal. Specifically, replacing an older unit with a newer one is excellent for your home’s value. When you’re replacing your current team, it is important to compare its SEER performance to evaluate how much it will add to the value of your home.

AC Replacement for Older Units

Replacement is a great way to go when you’re looking to increase your home value. When looking at older AC units, you should check the SEER rating to see how efficient they are. Older units with lower scores will use more energy over time, making home value choices worse. Looking for newer units with higher SEER scores makes your heating and cooling systems a more attractive option for any potential buyer.

Air conditioning replacement isn’t always profitable for your home value. If you have a SEER rating of over 14 on your AC and furnace, you may not want to invest the money in a replacement. The added value to your home decreases with how recent your unit is, so don’t replace it if the efficiency is high. The upfront cost of replacement would be more than the value added to your home.

AC Installation for Newly Built Homes

Air conditioning services are essential in newer houses, which is why the installation is key to preserving home value. Installation into new homes is a financial commitment but pays off very well in the end, as air conditioning services are needed everywhere.

When you’re looking into AC for newly built homes, there are a few things you need to take into consideration, such as:

  • Location
  • Energy efficiency
  • Upfront cost
  • Cost of maintenance

All of these factors can have significant effects on your home’s value over time because they affect the operation’s potential cost. Often, the home value will decrease if a perceived flaw within its installation could cost the new homeowners more money.

Looking Into Appraisal

Appraisal services can significantly help anyone looking into their home value. The real estate appraisal process lets you estimate the fair market value of your home before selling. Often, the appraiser will be completely upfront about what you need to do to increase your home value.

If you’re worried that the upfront cost of repairing or installing a new unit isn’t worth it for your home value, an appraiser is a great way to see if it’s worth it.

Professional Air Conditioning Installation Services

Here at Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing services, we know how hard it can be to get a fair price on your home. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, we provide essential services ranging from HVAC installation to emergency home repairs.

If you’re ready to take charge of your home value, call today and schedule your replacement or installation!

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We had a great experience with Skelton’s! Our dog damaged the wiring on our A/C condenser, and it stopped working while the highs were still in the 80’s. Skelton’s came out the next day and got our condenser working again. Would recommend them and use them again!

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Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is very professional and responsive. I was able to request service via an online service request form one evening and was called promptly the next morning. I was subsequently able to have service performed within 2 hours. When your AC is not working this is like finding gold! I highly recommend them.

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Outstanding service. Professional installers with attention to detail. Prompt and courteous team that showed up on time and worked quickly and efficiently. My new unit was shown to me completely and they helped me set up my wireless/smart thermostat. I would highly recommend. Reasonably priced top notch installation and cleaning.

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