Selling a home can be both an exciting time in your life and one full of stress. It’s exciting due to the prospect of living someplace new and forward with your life, yet stressful with all the I’s that need to be dotted and the T’s that need to be crossed. To help you out, we’ve compiled a few quick tips to prepare your HVAC system before you put your Monmouth County home on the market:
Schedule a System Check
Since your HVAC system is such an important part of your home, it’s essential that it runs properly when you go to sell your home, lest you lose prospective buyers. The best way to figure out if there are any issues is to schedule a technician to check out the system and make any necessary repairs.
Make Sure the Air Filter Is Clean
When a potential comes in to take a look at your home the first time, he or she may just glance around at the overall layout of the home. Subsequent visits will be more thorough, however, as they dig deeper to get the overall “story” of the home. One thing they may do is check your HVAC system’s air filter. If it’s dirty, it will seem as if you don’t take care of the system, which can make a buyer think that there could be possible issues with the home.
Check the Thermostat
Your thermostat needs to be in good working order in case anyone entering your home wants to test your HVAC system. If you think its battery is running low, go ahead and replace it, just to be safe.
Evaluate the Ductwork
Tears and holes in a home’s ductwork are inevitable, but you definitely don’t want a potential buyer to see them. If you find any, get them mended before showing your home.
For more expert advice on selling a home or any other home comfort concerns, be sure to reach out to the friendly professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Monmouth County and the surrounding area for three generations.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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