Consider an HVAC Replacement Before Selling Your Home

Before selling your home it’s important to ensure that all the systems are in good working condition. It is particularly important for the HVAC system to be fully operational, because this system is crucial for comfort and quality of life in your home. As a home owner and home seller, it’s important to know when to consider HVAC replacement. Making smart home upgrades before selling your home can help make your upcoming real estate transaction more profitable.

Benefits of HVAC Replacement for Home Sellers

There are many reasons to replace your HVAC system before putting your home on the market!

  • Keep your home comfortable for open houses and home showings. An old, inefficient HVAC system can leave some rooms of your home feeling hot and humid while other parts of your home are cold and dry. This can make a bad impression with home buyers coming to see your property. Replacing your HVAC system with a new air conditioner and furnace can help ensure that your home is presentable and comfortable for potential buyers when they come to see your property.
  • Energy efficient HVAC systems attract eco-conscious buyers. New HVAC systems are far more energy efficient than the systems from decades past. Installing a new HVAC system can help attract buyers seeking a reduced carbon footprint and small utility bills.
  • Your HVAC system is sure to pass the home inspection. An older HVAC system can raise red flags during the inspection. A poor home inspection can lead to delays, repairs and renegotiated offers from home sellers. One of the best ways to ensure that your home will sell for a fair price is to make repairs before putting it on the market.
  • New systems boost home values and lead to bigger offers. Home buyers are attracted to homes that have new appliances. These properties tend to be more competitive and can prompt bigger offers from home buyers.

Know the Symptoms of HVAC Trouble

It’s especially important to replace your HVAC system if your current system is showing signs of imminent failure. Knowing the signs of HVAC trouble can help you decide whether or not it’s time to get a new furnace and air conditioner. Some of the most obvious signs of trouble include:

  • Strange noises from the air conditioner or furnace. Strange noises can be a sign of mechanical trouble, which could be the result of old, broken parts and a failing system.
  • Hot and cold spots in the house. If your air conditioner or furnace is incapable of spreading comfortable air around the house, this is also a sign of mechanical failure, reduced efficiency and other trouble.
  • The HVAC system runs more than it used to. An old HVAC system will lose efficiency over time, forcing the system to run longer and harder just to keep the home comfortable.
  • The furnace is around 15 years old and the air conditioner is around 15 to 20 years old. The average service life of a furnace is around 15 years, and the average service life of an air conditioner is about 15 to 20 years. If your HVAC units are this old or older, they could be on the verge of breaking down. Replacing the system before this happens could help you avert disaster.