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The Ultimate HVAC Checklist to Sell Your Home

Getting ready to sell your home? No doubt your mind is on decluttering, staging, and repair work. But one area that homeowners often overlook is HVAC maintenance.

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system plays a crucial role in the comfort and safety of your home, and neglecting it could lead to problems during the home inspection process. If you want your home to get a clean bill of health and avoid any surprises in the inspection, use this HVAC checklist when selling your home.

Replace Air Filters

A dirty air filter can cause your HVAC system to work harder, which can lead to higher energy bills and lower performance. Ideally, you’ve been replacing your air filters every three months, which helps to keep your system running smoothly. If it’s been a while, make sure you replace these filters before you list your home.

A fresh filter can also infuse your home with clean air, making it feel more welcoming and inviting to home buyers.

Clean the Vents

Home buyers that see dust and buildup on your air vents might wonder what else you’ve been neglecting. Give your vents a good scrub to remove any dust and debris. This benefits you too, as you won’t have all that extra dust blowing through your home while you’re still living there.

Check the Heat and the Air

No matter the time of year, it’s a good idea to test both the heating and cooling functions before listing your home for sale. Each function uses different components of your HVAC system. You’ll have a better chance of uncovering issues when you’re thorough.

Test the Thermostat

A faulty thermostat might seem obvious (especially if you’re living in the home full-time), but it’s still good practice to test it. Make sure your thermostat is functioning correctly and replace it if necessary.

A programmable thermostat can be a selling point for potential buyers. It can help improve energy efficiency and save money on utility bills.

Tidy Up Around the Outdoor Unit

Appearances make a strong impression. If you have an outdoor HVAC unit, make sure to keep the area around it clear of debris, leaves, and other obstructions. Even if your HVAC system is running soundly, tidying up will make your system look well cared for.

This can help improve airflow and reduce the risk of damage to your system. At the very least, you’ll benefit from a better functioning system while you’re trying to sell your home.

Seal Air Leaks

Now is a good time to check your windows, doors, and other areas of your home for air leaks. Seal them with caulk or weatherstripping to keep your conditioned air indoors. This can help prevent drafts and reduce the workload on your HVAC system, which will make your system last longer.

Consider Getting Professional Air Duct Cleaning

Not a necessary step, but professional air duct cleaning can be an added bonus to attract home buyers. Over time, dust, dirt, and other debris can accumulate in your ducts and vents, which can impact the air quality and performance of your HVAC system. Consider having your ducts and vents professionally cleaned before putting your home on the market.

Many air duct cleaning companies will also take photos of inside your ducts, which you can pass on to potential home buyers.

Schedule a Professional Tune-up

Confidence is everything for home buyers and sellers. The best way to build confidence in your HVAC system is to schedule a professional tune-up that will identify and address issues you might have missed.

Our licensed HVAC technicians are here to give your system a comprehensive tune-up. Contact us today to schedule service!

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