Value Added: The Impact of a New HVAC System When Buying or Selling a Home

Posted On August 13th, 2019 by Lanz HVAC

You’ve seen the signs all around town. We’re right in the middle of homebuying season here in Champaign County, IL. Whether you’re selling your home or checking out residential properties to buy in Central Illinois, chances are you’ve been thinking a whole lot about houses…and especially about what turns a house into a desirable home.

What about HVAC? What’s the impact of a new Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning system - whether it’s a home you’re putting a contract on, or a property you’re about to put on the market? How much value is added with the installation of a brand-new furnace and A/C?

The short answer: A lot! Because modern HVAC equipment is so energy-efficient, so reliable, so cost-effective compared to systems available just a decade or two ago, it really does pay sellers to invest in new heating and cooling units. Buyers want to see it, and sellers need to offer it.

Here are a few of the top reasons why there should be a new HVAC system in any home you’re buying or selling:

Earn maximum return. Homesellers: When those contracts come in, you want the offer amounts to be as high as possible, right? Then get your home into top shape. That means attending to the landscaping, doorways, windows, paint…and air comfort. A brand-new HVAC system is music to a realtor’s ears - your agent will enjoy showing it off, and prospective buyers will see it as a major positive.

Save a large expense. Homebuyers: You’re about to make what’s probably the biggest financial investment of your life. The last thing you want is to drop another few thousand dollars on a new heating and cooling system in a home you just bought. Having a new HVAC system brings greater peace-of-mind - not to mention comfort!

Go green. Whether selling your current home or buying your future home, green is the way to go. Multiple studies have demonstrated that today’s homebuyers are attracted to energy-saving homes, resulting in higher sales prices for homes with green, energy-efficient improvements. A 2012 study found an increase of 9% in price for homes with EnergyStar and GreenPoint appliances (such as HVAC); another in 2015 found a rise in value of 5.8% for homes with high-efficiency HVAC units.

Get an upgraded HVAC. Don’t just replace. Upgrade. Take advantage of the latest technology - improved A/C compressors, variable-speed blowers, programmable thermostats and more - to enhance your home’s overall value even more.

So, if you’re one of those folks with the For Sale signs around Champaign, Douglas, Piatt, McLean, Iroquois, Ford and Vermilion County, Illinois - or if you’re looking to become one of our neighbors here in the Champaign-Urbana IL area, from Danville to Rantoul and Pesotum to Farmer City - then please contact us at Lanz Inc. for top-notch residential HVAC, indoor air quality (IAQ) and plumbing services. We’ll inspect your A/C unit, air ducts, vents and all equipment, inside and outside, and present our best recommendations for maximizing your home’s value with a superior HVAC installation.

Please call Lanz Heating & Cooling Inc. of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, at 217-355-5512, or ask us a question at When buying or selling a home, we think you’ll agree that a new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning installation is totally worth it.

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