Adding value to your home might be brought about by a decision to sell your house either sooner or later. It might also be a decision to renovate and live in a more conducive environment.

For selling, buyers may not notice a newly installed air conditioner, but they might notice a broken one. Without working air conditioning, you might be unable to attract buyers. Technology has improved the performance of the systems and the use of less power.

While deciding on whether you may need to upgrade or stick to your air conditioner, it is important to check if the current conditioner serves you well and how old it is. If it delivers to your expectations, then there would be no need for a change. One more thing you might want to consider is if where you live there is a need for an air conditioner. An area where you experience very hot summers and heat waves would be ideal.

 Air conditioning has slowly become a necessity rather than a luxury. Houses with air conditioning have therefore become more desirable than those without. Let’s look at how installing an effective air conditioner adds value to your home.

Price Increase

In some quotations, there is a need for the seller to add the age of the system. If your system is old, it might put away a buyer since an old system might be identified with breaking down and constant repairs.

Buyers want a place where they can save maintenance costs in the long run. With a well-maintained conditioner, it guarantees no cost for repairs and replacement. It might be important to keep a record of a few maintenance services done on the conditioner. Taking care of your home might increase the buyers’ confidence in you as a seller. With a cost-effective system, you will save on maintenance costs for yourself before finally selling your house.

Alternatively, getting a new system from ActronAir that is energy efficient, will help reduce maintenance costs. Low maintenance costs will increase a buyer’s interest in your property which gives you room to give a higher asking price. A new system works like a charm.

Air conditioners vary from simple portable ones which are fairly cheap to permanent multi-room systems which are costly depending on how much ducting is needed. The portable ones might not add value since it’s not a permanent system. The cost of installation may not be included in the price but a new system will reduce the amount of time before getting to a buyer.


While walking into the house for a tour, too much coolness or too hot might be a major red flag. Ensure your conditioner is working perfectly. It will impress the buyer if they walk into the house and can feel the comfort. You can inform them of the efficiency of the air conditioner, energy and cost-saving quality.

If your house is not up for sale, a good system will give you a feeling of comfort in your home. Imagine sitting in your house, reading a book while enjoying a good bright backyard view without having to constantly fan yourself for a cool effect. Toddlers get less feisty when they don’t experience temperatures to the extreme as well.


Nowadays, potential buyers expect to find certain systems installed and in good condition. Not having a well-installed AC system might send a buyer away even though your house might outweigh others in other aspects. If your AC is above ten years old, upgrading would be ideal other than switching up with the same or another standard model. You might want to consider a higher quality model that will assist in lowering maintenance costs.

Some components can be added to your air conditioner to improve performance. These may include a heat pump system, a purification system and home humidification. This will add more to various reasons why a buyer should get your house.

Before listing your house for a sale, evaluate your AC performance, the ductwork and any tear that might affect its performance. If there is a need for an upgrade it might serve you right having discovered it yourself rather than the buyer. Before getting a new system, it is advisable to get a professional to check your system, size of the house among other factors and use you accordingly on the best upgrade of your system. A professional installation might save you problems in the future that might emerge from wrong installations.


Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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