Selling Your Home? Time to Repair Your HVAC UnitPublished on: October 11, 2018
Give Yourself — and Future Buyers — Peace of Mind Your Home’s System Runs Properly
You’re getting ready to put your house on the market, so naturally, you stage and clean your HVAC unit to make it look as attractive as possible to potential buyers. What? You don’t do that? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Most homeowners focus on fresh paint on the walls or decluttering.
Such steps certainly show most people your home is inviting and updated. Discerning home buyers, however, will want to know about the state of its mechanical systems before making an offer.
Be proactive and book an HVAC unit inspection with a tune-up. It ensures your system is in top shape before you list. Present recent “exam reports” which show your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system makes the grade. It shows potential buyers you’re a responsible homeowner and have cared for the house. It may even lead to a quick offer.
Why Have an HVAC Unit Inspection Before Selling Your Home?
Most homebuyers make an offer contingent on a positive independent home inspection. If the home inspector finds serious flaws with your home’s heating and cooling equipment, buyers can decide to negotiate repairs, seek a new selling price or worse, back out of the deal altogether.
You owe it to yourself to get the most out of your home sale. Find a NATE-certified contractor through AC Southeast®. He or she can give you peace of mind your home will pass inspection without a hitch. Be proactive and strengthen your negotiating position.
Why else is it wise to have an HVAC tune-up before putting your house up for sale?
It Helps You Build Up Your Home’s HVAC Track Record
It’s common for homebuyers to ask about a home’s monthly utility costs before deciding to buy. After all, heating and cooling costs make up about 56 percent of a home’s energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Low utilities and efficient mechanicals are attractive to buyers. When you can demonstrate efficiency, it’s a great selling point.
One easy way to lower your heating and cooling bills? Have a NATE-certified contractor check your HVAC system at least once every six months to make sure everything is running efficiently. Besides, a record of regular maintenance on hand for potential buyers confirms the HVAC unit is nothing to worry about when buying your house.
Informs Your Decision to Repair or Replace Your HVAC Unit
On average, HVAC systems last 10 to 15 years. If your system falls within this range, regular inspections can help you make an educated decision whether to replace your HVAC unit before selling your home or to repair it.
While a new HVAC system for a house you’re preparing to sell is a hefty investment, if you plan ahead, you may build in the replacement cost into your home’s sale price. Your purchase may even qualify for federal tax credits and utility rebates to help defray the cost.
Besides, if you replace your system a few years before selling, you’ll enjoy the energy savings of a new HVAC unit and rest assured knowing you have a modern system in place for the next homeowners.
We Can Help You Get Your HVAC Unit Ready for Your Home Sale
Before putting your home on the market, do yourself a favor and have a highly qualified contractor inspect your HVAC unit. He or she can make sure everything is running efficiently and give you — and the home’s future owners — peace of mind. Start by contacting one of our highly qualified contractors today!