Why it’s Worth Investing in Your HVAC System Before a Home Sale

Published On: August 14, 2020Categories: Furnaces

Keeping your home in good condition can result in significant dividends when it’s time for you to sell. Potential buyers are eager to buy homes where there are few repairs to be made. While cosmetic repairs may be the first thing buyers notice, you need to ensure the HVAC components of your home are also looked at carefully or it may cost you your sale.

Your HVAC system should be clean, free of damage, and in good working order before putting your house on the market. If you have any concerns, work with an HVAC technician who can assess the condition of your system and perform any tune-ups as required.

4 HVAC Components Homebuyers will Never Overlook

Owning a home is an investment and regular maintenance can help keep it strong. Here are 4 HVAC components of your home that could help you make a sale or become potential deal breakers:

  • Furnace: If your furnace has never been replaced, you may want to consider changing it, especially if it is no longer running efficiently or you notice an increase in your energy bills. One of the most critical components of your furnace is the heat exchanger. This mechanism is responsible for turning fuel into heat but may release gas into the air if it is not maintained properly. If this is the case, it may need to be replaced by an HVAC technician.
  • Air Conditioner: Just like your furnace, it’s important to inspect your air conditioning unit with a critical eye or with the help of a professional. Age is one of the greatest culprits when it comes to having your AC unit repaired or replaced entirely. Consider the age and look for any missing or damaged parts as key signs for replacing your unit.
  • Duct Work: Make sure your ductwork is clean, sealed properly, and is no more than 15 years old. If not, you may need to perform a repair or replace the system. If a house inspection notifies potential buyers of poor ventilation you may be required to clear your existing system of any blockages to help ensure its longevity.
  • Gas Fireplace: Consider the last time you had your gas fireplace serviced and make sure it works properly before listing your home. While not every HVAC component has to be brand new, you need to ensure an overall good condition in order to get the best price.

Moving houses comes with several expenses so it’s not surprising that you may be reluctant to put money into the home you are leaving behind. However, new buyers may be unwilling to accept your home’s quirks and will likely look elsewhere for a move-in-ready option.

Performing repairs on your HVAC system should be a top priority before putting your house on the market. The HVAC experts at The Energy Centre can help you prepare your home for a sale by working to ensure your system is functioning as it should. With more than two decades of experience, our team can handle installations and repairs on all major brands of systems.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have taken extra steps to ensure the safety of our staff, customers and wider community. Rest assured that the appropriate actions are being taken on each job site so we can make sure your systems are in optimal condition and you can proceed with the listing with as little disruption as possible.


Contact the team at The Energy Centre for HVAC service or repair. Schedule an appointment at 613-746-7000 or contact us online for more information about our HVAC company in Ottawa.