Sep 25, 2009 2:34 pm
Does having ducted reverse cycle inverter aircon (12k investment) add value to the house ?
Builder: celebration homes,WA
roof complete : 22-Oct-09
PCI : 16-Dec-09
Key handover : 22-Dec-09
Re: Ducted reverse cycle inverter air con2
Sep 25, 2009 2:46 pm
only if the buyer is looking for ducted reverse cycle a/c, and then only in comparison to similar properties the buyer is looking at. if yours is for sale at the same price as another without then that might be the clincher but if yours is $20k dearer it could be enough to turn him away.
Re: Ducted reverse cycle inverter air con3
Oct 16, 2009 1:38 pm
I think it depends on the price bracket of your house. In a cheaper house/No
But in a higher bracket house it's considered a necessity. Also the location (weather).
I don't think you can actually say I'll get $12K more if I put it in but it could lose you a sale or the buyer may offer less because it's not in (if they want it).
Re: Ducted reverse cycle inverter air con4
Feb 06, 2011 1:49 pm
This is probably a very late post, but I'll write it anyway as it might help someone.
We purchased our house, not because of the a/c but was a definate added bonus for us. Moving to a very humid hot climate, I knew we would need it. We've had previously also so knew what they were like. I've also had evap and wall mounted reverse cycle. If its purely for resale, I wouldnt go the extra money for ducted. Put in a wall mount and if thats not good enough for the owners, let them put the extra into it. If it gets hot where you are, then definatly put in some kind of a/c - you might not make a profit on it, but you will sell faster and will probably get your money back - (prob. not with ducted though).
Also, ducted is getting very very expensive to run, so less and less will want or have it eventually.
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