Some home improvement projects pay off in the long run and some don’t. Spending money on an upgrade of your A/C system is a wise bet. In the Okanagan and Lower Mainland, many homes weren’t built with air condition. But with climate change, we are sure to see hotter, longer summers and if you think you might sell your home, this is a wise investment!
If you are dreading this coming summer because of the 2022 heat dome, you’re not alone. And if you are wondering how to keep cool when working from home, or getting a good night’s sleep, investing in A/C makes a lot of sense.
Whether you’re selling soon – or going to ride out the market and downsize later, the additional comfort of having A/C in the short-term, and adding value to your property, will give you peace-of-mind.
Air Conditioning as a Home Investment
Consider a new energy efficient heat pump – with BC Hydro and FortisBC attractive government rebates – that feature dual operation – A/C in the summer and heat in the winter. You might install a best-in-class A/C unit that works with your forced air ducts, or you might focus on just cooling the rooms you use the most with a ductless A/C unit.
Your real estate agent will be able to add “temperature controlled year-round” as a selling point to your home listing when you put your house up for sale. Our summers aren’t getting any cooler, so you’ll be meeting the real estate market’s expectation in our warming climate. Most new houses in Okanagan neighbourhoods have A/C. Many North Americans expect A/C as part of owning a home and won’t think about selecting a house or condo without it. Did you know that in some urban, Canadian municipalities, summer cooling indoors is now required for new building permits?
Call for Hot Weather Relief
If you want to be comfortably cool through the summer, this year and next, and have peace of mind over your home’s appreciating value, air conditioning is a wise investment. You can enjoy your purchase now and recoup your costs later. Call A1 Kelowna Heating and Air Conditioning to have a free in-home evaluation of your options today!