5 year stay? Then you should think about the added value to the home's
Will a more expensive furnace make getting a sale contract occur faster,
will a more expensive furnace get you a higher sale price because of
multiple bids? Home sales in your community both in volume of sold and
demand for used homes have a lot to say also.
Someone else, a real estate agent for example, could advise you if the extra
money for a high energy efficient furnace would add enough to re-sale price
of a home to make it worth the effort. My guess, and this is just a wild
a** guess, a furnace less than 5 years old only adds about 35-to-50 cents on
the dollar invested on the new furnace to the sale price of the home; an
energy efficient one may only make that 50-65 cents on the dollar invested
(for comparison, I was told that a remodeled kitchen less than 3 years old
adds about 75 cents on the dollar to the re-sell price; re-doing the
electric service is about 10-to-20 cents.)
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