Thinking about selling your property in the near future? There’s lots of things you need to think about when selling your home, but one of the key things many people over look is the importance of your boiler.
We rely on our boiler on a daily basis without even realising, whether it’s to provide hot water for your morning shower or to heat your home through the cold winter months, we typically take our boiler for granted. So, when selling your home, it is important to bear in mind the importance of your boiler to prospective buyers.
At Woolfoot Heating we’ve put together our top boiler considerations when selling your house.
Do I need to get my boiler servicing up to date?
Boiler servicing is not essential when selling your home, but it is often expected. A lot of potential buyers will ask when the boiler was last serviced and ask you to provide a Gas Certificate that details the inspection history by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Annual boiler servicing ensures that the boiler is running as safely and efficiently as possible. There’s a whole host of benefits to consider from validating the conditions of your boiler guarantee to maximising the energy efficiency and extending the boiler life.
Is it worth investing in a new boiler?
A new boiler can sell your home faster and even raise its overall value. We all know that a boiler is an expensive purchase and an additional cost many buyers cannot allocate for when buying a new property, so having a new boiler in your home becomes a great selling point.
An old boiler that will potentially provide the new home owners with additional outlays, so by investing in a new boiler you are adding an extra benefit to your property. Depending on how new it is, it will also be covered by a guarantee which can be passed on to the new buyer in the case of any repairs occurring.
Can I avoid an EPC certificate?
An EPC is required every time a property is put on the market, so a landlord will need one to show potential tenants and a seller must have one to show to prospective buyers.
A typical EPC report will identify areas for possible improvement in efficiency and estimate the annual cost savings from taking specified remedial measures. These may include replacing an old boiler with an A-rated condensing boiler. An old inefficient boiler can significantly lower how your property is graded as an energy report is one of the key areas covered in the report.
We advise that boiler servicing is something you should always consider before selling your home and should always be part of your annual property maintenance.