Today’s homebuyers are more informed than ever. Between internet research and savvy real estate agents, Southern California home buyers have options. And they will make careful choices when purchasing a home. Oftentimes, a sale can go smoothly until inspections. There are a few things people will always come back to, one is plumbing and the other is HVAC. As SoCal summers get warmer, the demand for central cooling is higher than ever. If you want to increase the value of your home, the best thing you can do is add a new HVAC system.
Buyers Want a Reliable System and Lower Bills
One of the first questions many new homeowners ask is, “does it work?” This includes appliances, plumbing, smart technology, and HVAC. We all know how hot the summers can be in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties. We also know how low temperatures can dip if you live close to the ocean. Homebuyers want a reliable system that will above all work efficiently. With proper maintenance, a new HVAC system can last 10 to 15 years, and modern HVAC systems are incredibly energy efficient. The prospect of lower heating and cooling costs is appealing to potential homeowners, as is a reliable system. Also, if your HVAC system is over 10 years or older, it’s time to replace it. Not just for you, but for future homeowners as well. A new HVAC system will help increase the cost of your home, and it’ll make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
Younger Buyers Want Smart Technology
Most people today have a smart phone, smart watch, and now, a smart home. As technology grows in leaps and bounds, people want to see these upgrades in their home. At Service Champions, we like to give our customers options; we still carry and install mechanical thermostats—you know, the one you adjust by turning a knob. However, we’re installing more and more smart thermostats. New buyers want a home that’s already outfitted with smart technology. According to Forbes, 38% of millennials already purchased home with smart technology, and 58% of millennials polled are interested in buying a home with smart technology.
Make a Low-Maintenance Sell
Sometimes, the inspection and negotiation process can be the longest, and hardest, part of a buying or selling a home. One of the best ways to smooth the process is to preemptively take care of everything. First, make sure your plumbing is up to code and ready for inspection. Next, upgrade your HVAC system. By adding a new HVAC system, buyers are less likely to ask for repairs or an entirely new system. When choosing a home, buyers want a home with everything, they want a home that allow for a low-maintenance sell and a low-maintenance lifestyle.
Sellers Benefit Too
Want to see some of the rewards of buying a new HVAC system? Believe it or not, you can. Even after you sell the home. Many SoCal energy providers give rebates and discounts for upgrading your HVAC system. Some include Edison, SoCal Gas, and SoCal Rebates Program. You may even be eligible for a tax break. Energy efficient HVAC systems can cut utility bills by almost 20% which will help while you’re still living in, or showing, the home.
Interested in a New HVAC System? Call Service Champions!
Service Champions Plumbing, Heating, & AC is the only Diamond Certified HVAC provider in Southern California. Our expertly trained technicians are available for any and all questions you may have; whether it’s a tune-up, or curiosity about a whole new system, we’re here. We always put our customers first, with every call we promise a friendly and genuine experience. To schedule an appointment, reach out to our friendly call center representatives, or click here to request an appointment online.