2 Reasons To Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit In Preparation For A Home Sale

Posted on: 24 January 2019

Replacing your air conditioning may be one of the things you will need to consider when looking to put your home on the market. Potential home buyers want value for their money and will conduct due diligence in the form of a home inspection before committing to a home purchase.

The last thing you want is for the home inspection to reveal something about your air conditioning system that will be a deal breaker for potential buyers. Replacing your air conditioner may be the best option in the following instances;

1.    The Unit Doesn't Work

If for whatever reason, your air conditioning unit just isn't working anymore, or it isn't working as well as it should, then you had best consider replacement.  Repairs may be an option in this instance, but more often than not, you are better off buying a new air conditioning unit.

A unit that is not performing at its peak will be of little use when it comes to cooling your spaces and making your home comfortable.  A legitimate concern for the potential new owners will be the high utility costs that come with such a unit, owing to its low efficiency. Similarly, they will be too worried about top repair and maintenance costs.

2.    The Unit Is Too Old

Replacement may be the best option for an air conditioning unit that is too close to the end of its predicted useful life as given by the manufacturer. Even with proper care and maintenance through the years, wear and tear as a result of years of service will have an impact on the performance of your AC unit. It will be quite a challenge to convince potential buyers that the unit will perform well in providing cooling and won't need frequent repairs and maintenance. As far as they are concerned, your unit is on borrowed time.

You may want to replace your old air conditioning system as an upgrade. The units available in the market today have better designs and features, which is why they perform comparatively better than older models. Not too many, if any, potential home buyers will be too excited about buying a home with an HVAC system that is decades old.

Are you unsure about whether or not to replace your air conditioning unit as you get ready for your home sale? You should invite an HVAC specialist to inspect your unit and follow their expert recommendation.


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