Your home is your biggest asset, and you have the power to improve its value. While there are many factors regarding your home value that you have no control over, you do have direct control over home improvements that affect the value of your home. Heating and plumbing home improvements are high on the list of ways to add value to your property.

Furnace replacement- Your heating system should be in good working condition and not older than a decade. If your furnace is more than fifteen years old, it may be time to consider replacing it.

A/C systems- In the majority of the country, homeowners want to be cooler in the warmer months. This means that the air conditioning systems should be in good working order. This is especially true in the southern states.

Hot water heaters- This appliance is one of the most important in the entire home because a family greatly relies on them each and every day. If your hot water heater needs to be replaced and you are planning to sell in the near future, a new hot water will definitely impress potential buyers.

Thermostats- Thermostats can greatly affect the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Older, manually-adjustable thermostats should be replaced with programmable thermostats to improve your home.

Faucets- Both the bathroom and the kitchen faucets can bring an important focal quality as well as add value to your house. They have the power to make a statement in both of these important rooms.

Home improvements have a huge impact on value, regardless of whether or not you are going to sell your home right away. With the right heating and plumbing improvements to your house, you can increase the value and give you an edge over other sellers in your neighborhood.