Should I Replace My Air Conditioner Before I Sell My House? | Day & Night Air

Your HVAC system is a major component of your home, and if you’re getting ready to sell, you probably don’t want to spend a fortune on repairs. However, a high-quality air conditioning installation can be a major bonus for home buyers and has been known to make or break a few sales. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare to sell.

 What is the current condition of your air conditioner?

Air conditioners do not come cheap, and any experienced homebuyer will be sure to inspect the unit before making a purchase. Plus, you will have to disclose the age of the unit when you list your house. If the unit is older than eight years, there is a good chance that potential homebuyers will see it as a liability that will need to be replaced before very much longer. As a result, they may reduce the amount they are willing to pay for the house by several thousand dollars.

Do you have maintenance records?

If you do have an older air conditioner in place, it can be helpful to produce maintenance records showing that the unit has been well-cared for and is in good working condition. A properly maintained air conditioner can last up to 15 or 20 years. You can put an anxious buyer at ease by showing that major components have been maintained by a professional, filters have been changed, and that the unit is working as expected. Hopefully, this can be demonstrated when the buyer walks through the house and feels comfortable instead of too hot or cold.

When to Replace

If your unit is older and you can’t prove that it is going to live for much longer, the best thing to do may be to pay for a replacement up front. Having a professional air conditioner installation service completed ahead of time and added to your listing could actually net you more than you spend on the unit itself. This is a good investment if you would otherwise have to concede the price. You should consult with your realtor if you are unsure of what to expect when it comes to concessions.

Before you list your home, call Day & Night Air and ask about our air conditioning maintenance packages in Phoenix. We can help you get your unit up and running like new so that you can make the right impression on homebuyers.

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