Selling Your Home? Don’t Forget About Your HVAC Systems

There are many reasons it happens, some planned, some spur of the moment. You could be moving suddenly for a great job opportunity. Maybe downsizing makes sense since the kids have left home. Or maybe you’re ready for retirement and don’t want to be tied down. Eventually, just about everyone will to through the experience of selling a house. And everyone wants to make sure they get the best return on their investment.
When you make the decision, suddenly you realize there’s a lot of work to be done to get your home ready for open houses and visits by potential buyers. Scrubbing, painting, and cleaning are likely to be at the very top of the to-do list. You want to make to make sure your home stands out from all the other houses for sale. But that’s part of the problem. Often times, all the emphasis is put on cosmetics and curb appeal. But take this tip from your friends at Sanborn’s Air Conditioning & Heating: Please don’t forget about your HVAC system and other home comfort appliances.
Does your house have a programmable thermostat? Is it Wi-Fi enabled? If not, your home might feel dated. If your air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork look old, dirty, and generally ignored, they are not going to make a good impression. With those things in mind, here’s our HVAC home selling checklist:

  • Schedule a professional tune-up
    • The first thing this does is make sure your system is in good shape to prevent any embarrassing breakdowns
    • Secondly, your technician will clean the units making them look much newer
  • Duct Cleaning
    • Will produce a cleaner and stronger airflow
    • You don’t want a prospective buyer to remove a vent and see a dirty mess
    • A professional cleaning will also include the vents & registers sprucing up a room’s appearance
  • Update your home’s system controls to reflect current technology
  • Make sure to remove leaves & vegetation from outside units
  • Use a garden hose (no nozzle) to remove grass clippings & dirt as needed after the professional cleaning

We’ve been handling air conditioning systems in San Bernardino for a long time.  Take it from us, even if your cooling and heating systems are operating normally, if they look like they’ve been ignored, you know it’s going to set off warning bells for many prospective buyers. In their minds they will be asking, “what else about the home has been ignored?”
Sanborn’s gets it. The whole process of selling a home can be stressful. We understand the cosmetic changes are important, but don’t get overwhelmed and forget about the mechanical systems. Remember, Sanborn’s Air Conditioning & Heating is here to help. We can handle any heating and air conditioning needs in Redlands, or anywhere across the Inland Empire. If you are selling your home, call us for tune-ups, maintenance, duct cleaning, and system control updates. Call now to make an appointment.