How to increase the value of your house
Whether you’re about to put your house on the market or maybe one day in the future, it’s important for homeowners to keep the value of their house in mind. Increasing the value of your house can quickly and easily be done through simple tasks to maintain or improve it’s appearance and functionality. Chores such as a fresh coat of paint, careful furniture placement, and a clean yard goes a long way in people’s first impressions.
Of course, not all work is cosmetic. Some work you’ll need the help from outside professionals, like a home inspector or HVAC technician to help you discover minor issues that would become a major expense if left unknown. These issues might still be so minor that they’re not even noticeable yet. What’s the harm in leaving it be? The expense of fixing it all when the problem becomes so huge you can’t ignore it anymore. This could range from termites to full gutters to your air conditioning unit.
Potential home buyers will be interested to hear that you’ve regularly maintained your air conditioner by a professional. You can let them know that up to 50% of the home’s energy bill is from the cooling system. Since yours has been tuned-up to factory settings and is running correctly, the home isn’t losing money to the power company and needlessly draining energy resources.
What happens when you don’t get your air conditioner tuned-up?
- Condenser coils get clogged with dust, dirt, pollen, and other debris. When that happens, the condenser coil loses its ability to pull air from the unit. Then, the compressor has to work hard causing a higher electric bill.
- Dirty filters can cause the evaporator coil to starve for air. Each evaporator coil is designed for a specific volume of air to ensure adequate operation.
- Lack of professional maintenance on your cooling system can mean failure for your air conditioner unit’s compressor, condenser fan, and other system components. A malfunction of a component can overwork your unit.
- Replacing an air conditioning unit is expensive.
- 80% of all compressor failures could have been avoided if a proper maintenance had been performed.
- Dirty blowers and coils can cause your utility bill to increase by 35%.
- If you have to add refrigerant to your air conditioning system that means you have a leak, which damages the environment and costs you money.
Save money on air conditioner repairs
Maintenance on your air conditioner is called a tune-up. Performing a tune-up annually can help you identify problems such as rust, rot, frayed wires, leaks and corroded electrical contacts BEFORE it becomes an expensive repair. Protect your investment and the value of your house by having a HVAC technician perform a simple maintenance check.