Whether you are looking to sell your home or make your house more livable, there are several improvements
you can do to your HVAC system to increase your home’s value, comfort, and safety.
Upgrade Your HVAC System
Is your HVAC system outdated? That alone could be costing you money and decreasing the value. Today, energy-efficient systems are the new standard. In fact, heating and cooling account for 48% of energy use in a typical
home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. Today’s best air conditioners use 30% to 50%
less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid-1970s. Even if your
air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with
a newer, more efficient model. Home energy efficiency upgrades and a new high-efficiency HVAC system can
drastically reduce your energy bills. That type of savings can be factored into home resale value.
Upgrade Your Air Filtration
Does anyone in your home suffer from asthma or allergies? Does it seem like someone in your family is always
sick, no matter the time of year? If you’re currently using standard 1″ filters with your HVAC system, you could
significantly improve indoor air quality and the comfort of you and your family by upgrading to a better air
filtration system. Advanced air filtration options include everything from whole house air cleaners to UV light air
purifiers and more.
When it comes to indoor air quality improvement, air purifiers are the best product you can buy. If you suffer
from allergies or get frequent colds, an air purifier will help you breathe easier and sleep better. High-quality,
in-home air purification systems kill up to 99% of germs, pollen, and mold captured. They also fight hard, and
effectively, against many common pathogens. Installing an air purifier gives you peace of mind and the freedom
to breathe deep, knowing that the air you breathe is clean.
The thought of mold and bacteria growing on your air conditioning and heating unit, becoming airborne, and
filling your house is unnerving. And while keeping your unit clean and installing an air purifier will definitely help
eliminate that danger, going a step further isn’t a bad idea. UV lamps were designed to successfully prevent the
growth of mold and bacteria in your home. If there is any mold or bacteria growing on or around your AC coil,
the UV lamp will kill it, keeping you safe from any exposure.
Add Insulation and Weatherproofing
Regardless of how new your heating and air conditioning system is, poor insulation increases your energy costs
dramatically. Hiring a professional to patch any leaks or gaps in your insulation is relatively inexpensive and it
will not only increase your comfort and save you money, but it’s appealing to potential buyers. Sure, it wouldn’t
cost the buyer very much to do it themselves, but it’s one less thing for them to deal with. That alone makes the
Having a clean, energy-efficient home provides you and potential buyers comfort and peace of mind. Give us a
call at 256-835-6244 to upgrade your HVAC system!