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Is It Worth It to Get an AC Replacement Before You Sell Your Home?

Selling your home is no easy process, so congratulations on the hard work you have put in so far, even if it’s just research. “Just research” is no small feat either. With so many factors to consider, it can be overwhelming to worry about forgetting some of them.

Quality Degree is a professional air conditioning contractor that can help make your situation a bit easier  by answering, “Should I replace my air conditioner before selling my house?”

We will walk you through everything you need to know.

Factor #1 – The Age of Your Air Conditioner

If you have been having trouble with your air conditioner lately, you might need a repair. But depending on the age of your unit, a repair just might not cut it. You certainly don’t want to pay for a repair just to have it break down again.

If you’re thinking of just fixing up any issues with your AC, consider its age. An AC unit over 15 years is probably very unappealing to prospective buyers. Even 10 years is a little much.

Factor #2 – The Local Competition

Check out your local real estate ads and see how much they advertise HVAC details. What your neighborhood is advertising should give you a good indication of what is being used to attract buyers.

Also, consider what potential buyers are seeing when they view the house. That might be the step where a new air conditioner comes into play. You can call around houses for sale for a little more in-depth market research.

Factor #3 – Your Budget

Your budget might limit you, but be sure to look into any special offers or financing options.

In the end, there is no clear-cut answer to whether or not you should replace your air conditioner before selling your house. It really depends on you weighing your budget against the benefits. If it is doable for you, you might want to make the splurge. But if no one nearby is advertising it or your air conditioner is new/functional enough, you might not need to replace it.

Have any more questions? Need to speak with a professional? Call QDI at (610) 600-1108.