Should I Replace My A/C Before Selling My Home?

Should I Replace My A/C Before Selling My Home?

Selling your home is an exciting time. For one thing, it means you’re getting a new one! But before you decorate your new digs, you’ll need to sell your current place. Sometimes it can be tricky to know what renovations should be made when it comes to preparing your home for sale. In this post, we’ll explore the pluses and minuses of investing in a new HVAC before putting your home on the market.


When determining whether a new HVAC system is a good idea, there are a few basic questions you should always ask:

  • How old is the system, and what is its life expectancy?
  • How frequently has it been serviced and how recently?
  • Does it seem to be working properly?


If you were purchasing a new home, you would probably not want to make a major appliance purchase in the first couple of years. The people who buy your home probably feel the same way! That said, the most important questions to ask yourself are “How well is the unit working?” “Does it heat and cool quickly and properly?” “Is your entire home generally able to maintain the same temperature?” “Does it require repairs frequently?”

If a routine repair likely wouldn’t provide a long-term solution, it’s probably a good idea to spring for a new A/C. You can include information about the new unit in your sale listing, which will make your home more attractive to potential buyers.


Usually, repairs to your air conditioner should be enough to prepare your home for sale. If the new owner may want to tear down or do a massive renovation, a new HVAC would be unnecessary.

Of course, if your A/C is new(ish) and runs great, there’s no need for replacement.


Whether you’re selling your home or not, it is critical that your HVAC is running properly and ready to keep you cool in the summer or warm this winter! If you need a brand new unit or just some repairs to help you prepare your home for sale, The Bosworth Company can help! Make an appointment online, or call us today at (830) 428-2764. It’s Worth the Call. Always.