If you’re like a majority of Americans, you’ll be receiving a tax refund this spring. And while many may plan to use their refund to pay down existing debt, buy new cars, or take a vacation, there’s another use for that money: investing in your home by upgrading to a new air conditioner.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the reasons you should consider a new HVAC system, and why you should call the trusted team at Foulks for a free in-home estimate here in Amite City and Hammond.
Use your tax refund to invest in your home’s value
If your home is being cooled by an old air conditioner that’s just getting by, that system may be acting like an anchor for your home’s value and curb appeal.
Think about it like a buyer: you have many upfront costs to deal with when you’re buying and moving into a new home. From the downpayment, closing, and moving costs to new furniture and decor, the last thing a new homeowner wants to deal with their first summer in the home is the air conditioner.
In fact, many prospective buyers may be turned off of a home they otherwise liked because of an old air conditioner. Here in Amite City and Hammond, the summers are too hot and humid to go without an AC. An older system can depress your home’s value and your curb appeal.
In fact, the real estate website Zillow lists “HVAC Upgrades” as one of the best home improvement investments.
Greater energy-efficiency, for years to come
Even if you’re not planning on selling your home in the near future, you can still benefit by upgrading to a new air conditioner using your tax refund. That’s because a new, professionally installed system, will make your home more energy-efficient, saving you money for summers to come.
As air conditioners age, they become less efficient. Old, worn parts don’t move like they once did, and new advances in efficiency mean that they’re being passed by newer models. If your air conditioner has been around for 15-20 years, it’s likely an energy hog compared to new Carrier and Trane systems.
Comfort, both now and later
Of course, the entire purpose of an air conditioner is to make your home comfortable. If your older system can no longer effectively do that, it’s time for an upgrade, and spring is a great season to have Foulks install a new AC unit.
Comfort matters. Along with the boost to your home value and energy-efficiency, it’s a compelling reason to consider spending your tax refund on a new air conditioner.
For a free in-home estimate, call Foulks!
When it’s time for a new air conditioner in your home, call the local team you can trust at Foulks. We’re proud to install both Carrier and Trane air conditioners and heat pumps, and we believe in working with you—as the homeowner—to find the air conditioner that’s right for your home and your budget.