Should you clean your HVAC before selling

 Before you decide it’s time to sell your home, take a closer look at all of the aspects of your home. Your property may look ready from the exterior and interior but what about your HVAC system? HVAC systems can be expensive especially if you have to repair or replace. Find out what to look for and how to avoid paying for a new HVAC system by selling your home for cash.

What is an HVAC system?

HVAC is a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Basic systems take in air and can cool or heat it, then blow it out into a space. Other than heating and cooling, an HVAC system can also improve the quality of air by filtering it. Filters can remove dust, bacteria, particles and viruses. 

How do you maintain it?

Having maintenance done on your HVAC system once or twice a year is very important, especially if you are planning on putting your home on the market. When doing this, keep your records of maintenance close to show potential homebuyers. A typical rule of thumb is 10 years is too old for an HVAC system. Replacing an HVAC system is an expensive purchase but, to buyers, a new HVAC system is a big perk. 

Obstructing airflow is common damage that can ruin your HVAC system. If airflow is blocked by objects such as trees, debris or other things, the efficiency and air quality can be affected. Cleaning and servicing is important to prevent any excess buildup. 

Thermostat settings are also important to make sure added stress and strain isn’t affecting your system. Your HVAC system can be affected when your thermostat temperature differs from the outdoor temperature. To prevent this try to set your thermostat to a temperature that is comfortable but still close to the outside temperature. When your thermostat is set to a lower degree your energy consumption will be lower as well as your energy bill. This will put less strain on your HVAC system and help it last longer. 

Air ducts are another thing to be considered when trying to stretch the life of your HVAC system. Ducts should be professionally cleaned and sealed to ensure that they are energy-efficient. It isn’t uncommon for dust or odors to come from ducts. Sometimes, if ducts are leaking or clogged, it can be due to them being uneven which can be apparent to buyers. 

Sell your home for cash

HVAC systems can be an expensive investment! If your budget doesn’t allow for a replacement or repair, sell your home for cash to Best Price Homebuyers! We’re located in Omaha, NE, and we will give you a cash offer for your home as-is! Best Price Homebuyers is a cash home buyer, and we will provide you with an offer in as little as 24 hours. Contact us today to get started.