4 Home Services That Improve House Retail Value
Jun 06, 2022
If you’re planning on selling your home at any point in the future, you can make it more valuable to buyers with a few services proven to raise a home’s value. For example, upgraded plumbing fixtures, custom-designed HVAC units, and iWave air purifiers are proven options to increase your home’s asking price. Learn more about the top four services we recommend to homeowners who want to improve their home’s retail value below.
1. iWave System In-Unit Air Purifiers
An iWave system is a type of air purifier that uses needle-point bi-polar ionization to clean your home’s air and surfaces. Unlike other air purifiers that have to sit in a corner, these systems are installed directly inside an HVAC system, meaning you’ll never notice them running. They also offer exceptional air purification, as they spread ions throughout your home that turn dangerous particles, such as viruses, mold, smoke, allergens, and odors, into harmless water vapors or oxygen.
Alongside improving your home’s air quality, iWave systems provide multiple long-term savings compared to other air purifiers. For example, they don’t require air filters and come with little-to-no maintenance requirements. With one of these discreet systems installed in your home, you can raise its value and appeal to buyers looking for the best in air purification.
2. An Energy-Efficient Geothermal System
If you have a large home and plenty of land, a geothermal system can be an excellent investment. These systems use natural heat stored in the ground to heat and cool homes. Since they rely on the earth’s natural heat instead of outside air, they’re much more energy-efficient than standard heating and cooling systems. For example, when you compare them to traditional split systems, geothermal systems consume 30% to 60% less energy. They also don’t emit carbon dioxide, making them an environmentally friendly option.
While these systems offer incredible long-term savings on energy expenses, you should know they cost more than a traditional system. Generally, they’re recommended for homes that are 3,000 square feet or larger and have enough land for a team to install the system underground. When you meet these recommendations, you can expect to receive a high return on investment in energy savings and raise your home’s property value.
3. New HVAC Installation
When you have an HVAC system older than 10 to 12 years old, it’s likely nearing the end of its life and starting to perform less effectively and consume more energy. Before you sell your home, you can improve its value and make it more attractive to homebuyers by having a team of HVAC professionals design and install a new HVAC system customized for your home’s needs.
With a custom system, you’ll receive the benefits of an HVAC unit personalized to your home’s unique features. When an HVAC expert designs your new system, they’ll take your home’s duct system, zoning needs, and load calculations into account. This design approach ensures your HVAC system is properly sized, uses energy efficiently, and delivers the best in heating and cooling comfort.
4. Upgraded Plumbing Fixtures
Unless a home buyer is looking for a fixer-upper, a home with old plumbing fixtures will probably not make a great first impression. Besides harming your home’s aesthetic, old fixtures, such as toilets, faucets, sinks, and shower heads, tend to use more water and are more prone to leaks.
As you improve your home, you can upgrade your old fixtures with some new ones to improve your home’s visual appeal and lower its water bill. For example, some older, inefficient toilets can use up to six gallons of water per flush, while newer models only use 1.28 gallons per flush. Since new fixtures reduce water usage, aren’t as likely to leak, and improve your home’s appearance, plumbing fixture installation services are an excellent option for raising your home’s value.
Choose Newcomb and Company for Home Services in Raleigh
At Newcomb and Company, we’re dedicated to helping homeowners improve their home’s retail value. Whether you need a custom-designed HVAC system or upgraded plumbing fixtures, our experts will ensure you receive the best solutions possible. When you’re not sure about what service could improve your home’s value the most, you can always schedule an inspection, and one of our experts will evaluate your home, providing recommendations about what services would be the most beneficial for you.
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