If the power goes out in Waynesburg, a whole-home generator can prevent major disruptions to your life while the energy company works on restoring power. This advantage is why most people purchase and install a whole-home generator. However, you may wonder if these devices also have other benefits. In today’s competitive housing market, one important question to ask yourself is whether or not a particular investment can help increase your home’s value. To help you decide if a whole-home generator is right for you, check out this article from your friends at Beck Electric, Generators & Plumbing.
When considering a whole-house generator for your home, the good news is that most studies indicate a final sale price increase of up to 5% compared to homes with no generator. Given today’s higher home prices, this extra 5% could end up equating to quite a bit of money. It makes sense that a generator would fetch such an impressive premium. Whole-home generators are one of those items that most people want and know they should have but often don’t get. If someone is looking at two similar homes and realizes that one of the homes has a great safety and convenience feature that the other one lacks, they’ll usually be willing to pay a premium price for the one with the extra feature. There are no guarantees, of course, but the price premium that people pay for your home’s generator could be enough to cover a significant portion of its original cost.
Getting the most for your generator when you sell your home starts when you choose which generator you’ll install. There is a reason that certain brand names are more recognizable than others. You want to make sure you select a trusted brand so that it becomes an asset instead of a liability when it’s time to sell your home. If you need help finding a good brand, Beck Electric, Generators & Plumbing can provide you with multiple good suggestions. Another reason to select a well-known brand is because of the factory warranty. If your generator has a warranty, you want to be sure the company doesn’t go out of business so that any future owners can obtain warranty service. Although a no-name generator might still work when you put your house up for sale, it’s unlikely to increase your home’s value.
An important part of increasing your home’s value with a generator is making sure you have a real estate agent who knows how to advertise it properly. Even name-brand generators are easy to overlook for potential buyers since a generator doesn’t actively do anything while individuals are touring your home. This means that you have to include the generator in the listing and describe it well so that any potential buyers understand its benefits. It’s also important to make sure that your real estate agent understands how to use the generator so that they can show it off to potential buyers in a way that increases interest.
Keep It Maintained
While potential buyers might not know much about whole-home generators, you can be sure that the home inspector the future homeowners select will know a lot about these devices. The home inspector will take a close look at the generator to ensure it’s working properly. If it isn’t working properly, you could find yourself with an expensive repair bill before you’re able to sell your home. The best way to avoid this outcome is to have Beck Electric, Generators & Plumbing regularly maintain your generator. Generators have engines, and these engines need oil changes and air filter replacements. Maintenance may also involve replacing the spark plug, inspecting the battery, and checking the overall condition of the generator. Without these important maintenance items, your generator may fail just when you’re getting ready to sign your house over to a new owner.
Your Generator Pros
At Beck Electric, Generators & Plumbing, we take your comfort seriously. We want you to be able to enjoy exceptional home comfort in any weather condition. That’s why we install, maintain, and repair generators, upgrade electrical panels, and install whole-home surge protectors. We also take care of plumbing issues by clearing drains, replacing leaky faucets, repairing water heaters, and much more. For over 15 years, we’ve been delivering top-notch results to Canton and surrounding area residents. These quality results are a big reason why we’ve earned an Angie’s List Super Service Award. It’s also why we consistently receive five-star reviews. To learn more about adding a whole-house generator to your home, contact us at Beck Electric, Generators & Plumbing today.