The road to selling a home can be a long one, whether it’s 15 years from now or just around the corner. If you’re looking for smart home improvement projects to improve the comfort of your home now, as well as increase it’s value for the future, you may be looking to “sure bets” such as a kitchen or bath remodel. However there are smaller, less expensive upgrades that have both high return on investment, as well as high level of increased enjoyment of the home!
Tip #1 – Plant a Tree
If you aren’t planning to sell your home today, plan for the future with a landscaping improvement that will mature over time. Not only will mature shade trees make your home more desirable but a fully grown, properly placed tree can cut your cooling costs by as much as 40 percent!
Tip #2 – Improve the Air Quality Inside Your Home
Air quality isn’t just about the conditions outdoors. The first step is to hire a professional company like BNG to test your indoor air quality (we can do it in just 30 minutes!) Depending on the results, recommendations can be made to improve air quality, reduce odors, and give your home an updated look and feel that is more appealing to buyers.
Tip #3 – Cut Energy Costs
The amount of money you spend each month on energy costs may seem like a fixed amount, but many local utility companies provide free energy audits of their customers’ homes. An energy-efficient home will save you money now, which can be applied to other updates, and is a more valuable and marketable asset in the long run.
Tip #4 – Invest in your HVAC
HVAC, the technology of indoor environmental comfort, is hard to see, but immediately felt! Come sale time, you’ll have a bigger pool of buyers when your heating and cooling systems are up to modern standards and in prime functionality! At BNG, we believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so check out our maintenance plans to keep these essential systems in tip-top shape for the lifetime of the unit.
While having an HVAC system that’s completely up to par for the sale of your home is awesome, remember that we do rely on our HVAC systems to keep us comfortable all year round and we deserve to enjoy the fruits of its labor. Give us a call at 812.858.4000 to speak with an HVAC professional to find the best system for your home size and family needs!