Air conditioning is one of those things that we don’t think much about until we need it. That is, unless we’re buying or selling a home. In that case, air conditioning is top of mind and top of most people’s checklists. In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal and National Association of Realtors, central air is the Number One feature sought when shopping for a home. And, because homes with central air are offered for about 13% more than homes without, having air conditioning is important to sellers who want to get the best return on their investment.
It took nearly eighty years from Willis Carrier’s central air invention in 1902 for residential central air conditioning to become commonplace. As anyone with an older home can attest, retrofitting century old homes with central air system was nearly impossible. The first concept of home comfort began in 1931 with the invention of individual room air conditioners. At that time, comfort was really only purchased by the elite few who could afford to purchase the individual cooling units. After World War II, the economy boomed and window units were purchased by millions of people. Then, when the concept of residential central air was developed in the late 60s/early 70s, folks started to seek it out as a more efficient way to cool their homes. This is when Unique Indoor Comfort helped usher in high-velocity air conditioning in major metropolitan areas. Fast-forward a few decades and now almost every new home features central air. According to the National Association of Home Builders, by 2004 86% of new homes had central air, compared with just 33% in 1966.
Air Conditioning Is Important To Homebuyers
Central air is important to homebuyers who want to have access to it when they need it. When there are children or elderly people in the home, it’s especially important that indoor temperatures are comfortable and safe. After the expense of purchasing a house and possibly financing other renovations, most home buyers don’t want to invest in installing air conditioning, too. Central air is so important that an estimated 75-80% of buyers won’t even consider a home without it.
So, what should you do if you are considering putting a home on the market that doesn’t have central air? You should definitely contact Unique Indoor Comfort and check out the Special Offers available this fall. Also, if you’re considering adding cooling to an existing heating system, we can give you a free estimate. Your investment now can lead to bigger returns when you sell your home in the future.
Get Central A/C Installed In Your New Home
Have you purchased a home that needs central air? As the weather cools, it’s a great time to take advantage of seasonal discounts and rebates on installing a new or upgraded system. Investing now will ensure you’ll be able to cool your home when temperatures increase next year.
Unique Indoor Comfort has been around about as long as central air! Why not consider us when it comes to making an important investment in your home and your future?