While the tax filing deadline has been extended until July, many Americans have already received their tax returns. We realize so many families are going through very difficult times right now, and using that money to get by at the current moment or saving that money for a rainy day is the best strategy. If you’re in a situation where you’re looking to invest that money, however, why not start at home? Here is a list of the top home improvements that bring the most bang for your buck.
A smart thermostat, like the Nexia line of thermostats we install with Trane systems, is exactly what it says it is – smart. Having a programmable thermostat will help save you money to be able to turn off the AC you aren’t home. This amount of personalization can go above and beyond a simple schedule on most standard programable AC units. Many smart thermostats will learn your habits and program themselves based on your schedule. You can also check your home’s comfort level from an app on your phone.
Air Purification System
Adding a whole-home air purifier to your HVAC system can help with allergy issues, as well as asthma. An air purifier can create healthier air to help fight dust and pet dander. This will help ease many respiratory complaints you may have.
A New AC Unit
It might be time to invest in a new, energy-efficient AC unit. You can know if it’s time for a switch if you’ve had your current unit for more than 10 years. HVAC technology has changed a lot in that time. When looking for a new system, it’s essential to get an energy-efficient unit. A standard rating model for these units is a SEER rating, which will tell you what how efficiently the unit performs. With a new system, you can pair it with a programmable thermostat that can go through your smartphone. A new AC installation will help bring down that monthly electric bill.
For any upgrades you’re thinking about investing in during this tax return season, give Champion AC a call.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.