According to a recent survey by SellingUp.com and market research firm Populus, air conditioning makes homes more attractive to potential buyers.
The survey asked more than 2000 people which features would make a property more (or less) desirable to buy. Air conditioning in sleeping/living areas was highly desired, with 57% of respondents saying that it would make a home more attractive. The appeal of air conditioning was not significantly related to gender and was desired almost equally by the majority of people in every age group.
Only 7% of those surveyed did not wish to have air conditioning in a dream property purchase.
Air conditioning was identified along with 17 other features that make the biggest difference to the desirability of a property. Others included double glazing, conservatories, spa-style bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool and underfloor heating.