When it comes to increasing home value and maximizing return on investment, homeowners often weigh the pros and cons of various home improvement projects to determine if their hard work will pay off in the end. Whether you are thinking about selling your home now or in the future, you may have questions about HVAC installation and upgrades. One question Fort Wayne homeowners often have is: “Do ductless mini splits increase home value?” In our most recent blog, “Doc” Dancer takes a look at how adding this comfort technology could benefit you down the road.
Benefits of Ductless Mini Split HVAC Systems
Though this technology has been around for decades, ductless mini splits only started increasing in popularity over the last several years. Some of the key reasons why homeowners are forgoing the traditional central forced air heating and cooling systems in favor of ductless mini splits include:
Without the confines of required ducting, ductless mini split air conditioners and heat pumps bring comfort to areas of the home that were unserved or underserved by previous heating and cooling systems. Air handling units are installed directly within zones throughout the home to deliver comfortable, conditioned air right into the space without the need to install, expand, or modify ducts.
Unlike conventional air conditioners and furnaces where capacity cannot be changed, ductless systems can be installed in various configurations, creating a single zone or multiple zones. Depending on equipment configuration, additional zones can be added later to expand service for new additions and newly renovated spaces. A ductless heat pump can be used in addition to central HVAC to provide heating and cooling within room additions, garages, finished basements, and other spaces that aren’t connected to the primary comfort system. Plus, they can be installed much faster!
2. Improved Energy Efficiency
Duct energy losses account for an average of 20 to 30 percent of a home’s heating and cooling energy consumption! Installing a ductless system immediately eliminates significant energy losses and provides an immediate reduction in household consumption – and costs. Even when ducts are tightly sealed, a percentage of heating and cooling energy is lost as air circulates through the system to the living areas. With an energy-efficient ductless mini split HVAC system, conditioned air travels into the space directly from the source so there is no energy lost in transit.
Can Ductless Mini Splits Increase the Value of a Home?
Ductless mini split installation can boost value by creating a more desirable home. While we don’t know the specific percentage by which a ductless air conditioning system can increase a home’s value, they do offer advantages that can help create the most comfortable home possible.
Creating a More Efficient Home
With rising energy costs and environmental concerns growing, homebuyers seek energy efficiency. Ductless mini split systems offer SEER ratings higher than standard air conditioners and heat pumps, and the elimination of energy losses through ducts instantly produce a high-efficiency home in terms of heating and cooling. The home will cost the buyer less to heat and cool, for which many are willing to pay a premium.
Are You Ready to Go Ductless?
We think you’ll be more than satisfied with the improvements mini split installation delivers to your residence. Contact “Doc” Dancer Heating & Air today to discuss mini split installation for your home and receive a free estimate for system installation.