Making a few changes to our home before selling

It’s hard for me to get my head around the fact that we are selling our family home.

But, I recognize it makes the most sense.

Given the fact that all our kids are now off living their lives, living in this house just doesn’t make much sense. The size and the way it’s laid out is absolutely meant for a family to occupy. It’s the quintessential family beach house with a wing for the kid room, a sizable bedroom and a charming master suite. It has always been so comfortable with the heating and A/C system we’ve had. While a bit long in the tooth, that HVAC system is still getting the job done for us. However, keeping up with the beach house puts a lot of work on both my husband and I. We wanted to downsize. So, we put our beach house on the market. The realtor told us day one of the things he saw in the beach house that needed an upgrade to fetch the best price. One of those things was to substitute the heating and A/C unit. While I was sort of onboard with multiple of his suggestions, this one hit me a bit sideways. But, I kept that to myself. The notion of getting rid of something that was still absolutely working, and absolutely working well, was just nonsensical to me. However, after doing a bit of research and seeing the comps in this area, I backed up on my position. It became legitimately clear that the aged heating and A/C equipment would have to go in favor of better technology and efficiency. Once we got that done and a few other upgrades, it didn’t take long to find a buyer who would make it a family beach house once again.

Heating maintenance