Selling your home means asking a lot of questions.
There are the really big questions, like "How much can I expect to get for my home?" or "Do I need to work with a real estate agent?" or "Is this the right time to sell?"
But there are also smaller, practical questions: "What should we do with our landscaping?" "Do you think we need to paint in here?"
We'd also add another question: "Do we need a new to replace our HVAC system?"
And while we realize that you may not have been planning to spend money on a new HVAC system installation, there are a number of benefits for adding this to the list of things to do before you sell:
- You'll add another selling point to the house. Buyers will be relieved to learn they're moving into a home with a new heating and cooling system.
- You'll make things more comfortable when showing your home to new buyers. You can rest assured they won’t be visiting a chilly house in the winter, or stepping into a home that feels like an oven in the summer.
- With a new HVAC system with an EnergyStar rating, you can attract environmentally-conscious buyers who are concerned about their carbon footprint.
Beyond all these points, you may find that you need a new HVAC system installation before you sell. It might not be a question of making your home nicer for buyers, but of having to repair a problem. Here are some signs it's time for a new heating and cooling system.
1. Your system runs much more frequently than it used to
The older your system gets, the harder it will have to work to keep your home warm or cool. Regular maintenance can help them maintain energy efficiency, but over time, HVAC systems simply become less efficient, which can turn off new buyers.
2. It seems like you're constantly paying for repairs
Your HVAC system should be able to run without constant maintenance. And if you're selling your house, the last thing you want is for the home inspection to fall through because of a worn-out furnace or AC system. If you're constantly calling your HVAC technician for repairs, you can save money in the long run by replacing your system.
3. There are some rooms that never seem comfortable
If you're dealing with uneven temperatures around the house – some rooms always seem too cold, or too hot – you might have a system that's lost its ability to move air through the home with the right amount of force.
A new HVAC system installation will get rid of this problem, making the home more comfortable for you and your family, and whoever comes to buy your home.
4. Your home is always humid
Your HVAC system acts as a dehumidifier, making your home comfortable and also reducing the likelihood of mold taking root in your home.
Buyers won't want to move into a home with a mold problem. Replace your heating and cooling system to control humidity and make the home a more pleasant, comfortable place.
5. You have an old system
Most furnaces last 15 to 20 years. For air conditioners, it's 10 to 15 years. That doesn't mean your system won't keep running beyond that time limit, but an older system won't do you any favors during your home inspection.
Buyers will want to know they're inheriting a newer HVAC system, and selling a home with an outdated heating/cooling unit will only hurt your sale.
If you're interested in a new HVAC system installation, turn to All Seasons Comfort Control. For more than 15 years, we've helped homeowners all over Bucks County and Montgomery County make their homes safe, comfortable, and ready to sell.