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4 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

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home There are many reasons that people want to increase the value of their home. In some cases, they’re looking to sell their home in the near future. In other cases, they want to take out a home equity loan and they want to boost their equity by boosting the value of their home. At AC-World, we’ve come up with some ideas to help you increase the value of your home.

1. Boost energy efficiency

In today’s housing market, one of the things you’ll hear buyers say over and over again is that they want an energy efficient home. With the cost of utilities on the rise and the worry of environmental impact on their minds, buyers want homes that are water efficient, that use less electricity, and that are overall more efficient.

This doesn’t mean you have to install solar panels on your roof (though that might help boost your home’s value considerably). At AC-World, we offer energy efficient options to heat and cool your home: ductless air conditioning systems.

2. Upgrade major appliances

If your home is outdated, then upgrading major appliances may help buyers feel that your home is more contemporary and to better imagine themselves in your home. For example, if you can’t do a full kitchen remodel, consider adding new stainless steel appliances, or replace an older central air conditioner with a multi-zone ductless air conditioning system .

3. Invest in landscaping

Improving your home’s curb appeal is one way to go about boosting your home’s value and taking a look at your landscaping is a great way to do that. Consider planting bushes, flowers that will come back year after year, and other greenery. If you plant trees, not only will buyers be excited, but you can help reduce future utility costs.

4. Choose to upgrade one of the big two

Any realtor will tell you that there are two home improvement projects that pay off better than any others: Kitchens and bathrooms. Ideally you’d add a bathroom but just upgrading the one you have can make a big difference. Likewise, updating a kitchen – or increasing its size – is something that potential buyers will be interested in.

These are just a few of the ways to increase the value of your home. At AC-World, we hope that whether you’re planning to sell your home a year from now or twenty years, you’ll consider upgrading to a more energy efficient air conditioning system.