REDUCE DUCTWORK AND INCREASE EFFICIENCY TO PROTECT AND BOOST YOUR HOME’S VALUE
There’s a financial case for improving the sustainability of your home beyond lower energy bills. The real estate market is changing and you may find it easier to sell your home, and protect its value, if it meets modern expectations for sustainability. For example, a 2017 study from The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Green Building Council showed how homes certified as sustainable in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area are worth on average $25,000 more in resale value than conventional homes. Homes built to green standards overall increased in value by 6% while homes with LEED® certifications specifically increased in value by 8%.
Heating and cooling can account for up to 50% of a home’s energy consumption and operational cost. With that in mind, you’ll want to insist on an energy-efficient HVAC system if you’re considering sustainability when protecting your home’s value. Ductless and ducted solutions from Mitsubishi Electric can help you achieve low HERS® scores for new construction, earn sustainability certifications and be prepared for the market impacts of Strategic Electrification. Additionally, these Zoned Comfort Solutions® can simplify renovations and provide a level of comfort you’ll be able to market as an amenity to potential buyers.
EFFICIENT USE OF SPACE AND ENERGY
Zoned Comfort Solutions vary heating and cooling capacity, so your system won’t use more energy than needed to keep each room at a comfortable temperature. The system also requires less ductwork than conventional systems, which reduces energy loss due to leaks and pushing air through long duct runs. Recessed ceiling cassettes, wall-mounted indoor units and other ductless options don’t require ductwork. Ducted options, like the variable-capacity air handlers from Mitsubishi Electric, can be installed with centralized, compact duct designs. With both the air handlers and the ductwork more compact than conventional options, Zoned Comfort Solutions allow you to keep your indoor equipment within your home’s thermal envelope. Variable capacity and reduced ductwork are a big part of how these systems can help you protect and boost your home’s value.
REDUCE DUCTWORK TO SIMPLIFY RENOVATIONS
Zoned Comfort Solutions are not only an amenity, but an insurance policy against problems with future renovations. Ductwork winds through the internal portion of the home. Rerouting or removing it can be costly and complicated and can create further problems with everything from insulation to wiring. When you sell a home with minimal ductwork, you sell a home that can endure a bathroom makeover, a patio expansion or undergo kitchen remodeling in the years and decades to come. Zoned Comfort Solutions can improve your quality of life while you're living in your house, but they're also an investment for the future if you ever decide to sell.