Are you thinking about installing a new air conditioner before selling your Orlando, FL home? An updated AC can boost your home’s value, but only if you choose wisely.

Choose a System that Meets the Latest Federal Requirements

Air conditioning replacement is a smart home improvement purchase, especially if you’re selling your home. Potential buyers gravitate more toward properties with newer systems because they’re less likely to break down. However, keep in mind that not all new systems are created equal.

When installing a new AC system, choose one that meets the latest Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) federal requirements. As of 2023, all newly manufactured air conditioners must have a SEER rating of 14 or higher. However, older models with lower SEER ratings will still be available to purchase. If you want your purchase to earn the highest value, install an air conditioner with a SEER rating between 14-20; the higher the number, the more energy-efficient the model.

Additionally, consider replacing your HVAC if it uses Freon for cooling. Even though Freon-based HVACs don’t pose a threat if they’re functioning well, repairs would require Freon replacement as the only option. The reason is that the U.S. government is no longer producing Freon because of its negative effects on the environment. Replacing a Freon-based HVAC system could make your home more valuable to potential buyers who don’t want to take the risk.

Consult with NATE-Certified Technicians

New air conditioning systems also increase the value of a home when they’re the right size. A too-big system wastes energy, while one too small must work twice as hard to produce adequate results.

Whether you plan to sell now or in the future, installing a new air conditioner is a great investment that offers improved comfort and reliability. To find the right system for your home, call ACR Air Conditioning & Refrigeration.

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