Don’t forget HVAC – home investments

I was just reading an article the other day about how the housing market is more difficult than ever. A few years ago, it went through such a steep decline, that it was a great time for new homeowners to jump in and make a big investment. These days, the housing market has rebounded, however, nobody has any money. This is especially true when it comes to the younger generation such as myself. We Millennials simply don’t have the funds that our parents and grandparents did at a young age. Now we can’t manage to afford houses. If you do manage to get your hands on a house, it’s probably going to be a fixer upper. There’s nothing wrong with that, you just have to be smart about where you’re spending your money. For instance, I would recommend that you always keep your HVAC system in mind when you are doing home renovations. If you put an addition on your house to increase the value, make sure that it’s not going to be a huge burden on your existing heating and cooling system. If you overload the furnace and AC, you’re asking for disaster. You’re going to lose all of your air temperature control pretty quickly. Always make sure that you have an HVAC technician checking over your blueprints to see that the air ducts scheme is doable. I also recommend that you do not skip on your heating and cooling service throughout the year. I know it can seem like you’re spending extra money when you call out a Heating & Cooling company to perform routine service on your machines, but you’ll see those dollars down the road if you invest in your air temperature control machinery. Furnaces and air conditioners that are neglected tend to break down quickly. If you go to sell your house and the indoor air is uncomfortable, you’re going to have trouble finding a new buyer. I’m just saying, if you invest in a house, make sure you also invest in its indoor air.


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