tips for selling your home

Learn how home efficiency upgrades and HVAC system inspections can help you sell your home with these tips from Trane.

There are a lot of tips for selling your home out there, including hiring a staging company or painting the walls neutral colors, but some of the most effective tips are ones that will potentially save the buyer money. Here are a few ways in which HVAC system inspections and efficiency upgrades can help you sell your home.

HVAC system and home inspections

Home and HVAC system inspections are part of the selling process, and chances are good that the financing bank will require the buyer to pay for their own home inspection, even if you already had one done. So why pay for your own home and HVAC system inspections? Scheduling your own home inspections before you put the house on the market can be beneficial for the following reasons:

• A home inspection can help you appropriately and competitively price your house. If the price is too high, you’re unlikely to find a buyer; too low, and you’re at risk for losing money on the sale.
• An inspection can also point out issues with the house that you may want to resolve before it goes on the market. A surprise electrical problem could be a deal-breaker for a potential buyer.
• Most banks require a general inspection before authorizing a mortgage loan, but that general inspection doesn’t cover everything in the house. Having specific inspections done, like an HVAC system inspection, gives the buyer additional peace of mind and provides you more information on which to determine the selling price.

Efficiency upgrades

Another tip for selling your home involves providing the buyer with long-term savings. By increasing the efficiency of your home, you can promise the new owner years of savings on energy and heating bills. Here are a few ways to increase the efficiency of your home:

Install new windows in your home. New, double-paned windows can significantly impact the heating and cooling bills by reducing heat transfer and drafts.
Weatherproof windows and doors. Weather stripping or caulk can help patch drafty windows and doors.
Install a new furnace or air conditioner. Upgrading your furnace or air conditioner to a more efficient Trane unit will not only save on energy costs each year, but also the buyer will likely not have to replace the system for many years.

While some of these efficiency upgrades can be expensive, keep in mind that most, if not all, of the cost can be added to the selling price of your home. Make sure to talk to your realtor about which efficiency upgrades will result in the best return on your investment.

Learn more about HVAC system installation

To learn more about the cost of installing a new furnace or air conditioner, or how a new system can improve the efficiency of your home, contact your local Trane Comfort Specialist today.

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