If You Are Selling your Home, Consider Replacing Your HVAC System

Before you put your home on the market, consider upgrading your current heating and cooling system with a more energy efficient HVAC replacement. The housing market varies depending on where you live, and two things boosting appeal to homebuyers are a new HVAC system and low utility bills. The decision to replace your current equipment boils down to the pros and cons of replacing versus repairing your heating and cooling unit. If you are still unsure what to do, call Mills Heating & Air to discuss which options are best for you and your home.

Your Current System

First, analyze your current heating and cooling equipment. Consider the age of your system and whether it’s old enough to replace. If the unit is over ten years old, it might be beneficial to install an HVAC replacement. Older systems tend to experience more performance problems and costly heating and cooling repairs as they age. The cost to keep your current system running may be more expensive than a new unit. Plus, potential buyers might see your old unit and worry about its performance and costs in the future. No one wants to purchase a house with a big “to-do” list.

If your energy bill continuously increases every month, your current heating and cooling unit may be signaling a need for replacement. Older systems tend to be less energy efficient compared to new models on the market. If your current HVAC system isn’t old yet seems to be performing less efficiently, it might be due to poor maintenance. Performance issues can be due to something minor an experienced technician can easily fix. Schedule maintenance or a repair with a NATE-certified technician from Mills Heating & Air. We will inspect your system and diagnose any issues compromising the performance of your heating and cooling system.

Pros vs. Cons of an HVAC Replacement

The pros and cons of installing a new HVAC replacement will help you decide what is best for your home and your selling potential. The housing market fluctuates month-to-month and is extremely competitive. You need to know the benefits of investing in a new unit and the risks with it, as well:

  • Pros:
    • An energy efficient HVAC replacement offers you and potential buyers energy savings every month on the electric bill. Buying a home is expensive, and if a new homeowner knows the current HVAC system is a new, high-efficiency model, they will be more apt to buy your home over another house down the street with a dated heating and cooling system.
    • Installing a new heating and cooling system before you put it on the market allows your realtor to list it on the MLS sheet, drawing in future buyers who want a new HVAC system with their new home. You can also transfer the warranty on a new system to the new owners, which might appeal to new homeowners.
    • If your home is similar to others in the area, and yours has a new heating and cooling system, it might be the deciding factor for buyers to choose your home over the others. An HVAC replacement also gives your home a more modern look compared to older heating and cooling systems.
  • Cons
    • Not every improvement will directly increase a home’s value and your new HVAC system might be one of those improvements. If you just install a standard system in your home, your chances of selling won’t necessarily benefit from the upgrade. However, if you install a replacement offering higher efficiency, the new unit will be worth the cost.
    • Not every buyer cares about the age of a heating and cooling system, especially when they plan on remodeling and upgrading different components in a house. Some buyers want a cheaper home and are fine dealing with an old system, which they can replace when they are ready.

Before you put your house on the market, analyze your current heating and cooling system compared to the pros and cons of investing in an energy efficient HVAC replacement. Call Mills Heating & Air to schedule maintenance on your current equipment and let us help you decide what is best for your home. Our NATE-certified technicians will inspect your current unit, improve its efficiency and offer you affordable options for an HVAC upgrade.

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