With the month of October synonymous with putting a house on the property market, there is no better time to take the step of selling your home.
OFTEC, the organisation that represents the liquid fuel heating industry in Ireland, has issued advice to help homeowners ensure their homes are up to scratch for selling.
Ensure you have an EPC Certificate - with over 800,000 oil-heated homes across Ireland it is important for homeowners to show that any recent boiler installation has been carried out to local building regulations. This could be by a completed boiler passport, a certificate of compliance. The control documents provided by OFTEC technicians give good evidence of regular maintenance and a reliable heating system.
Service your home heating regularly – an annual boiler service is essential to avoid problems further down the line such as unwanted disruption while maximising central heating efficiency and keeping energy bills to a minimum. To guarantee safety, always use an OFTEC registered technician, providing you with peace of mind and keep servicing records to include in your home package to show potential home buyers.
Consider upgrading to a condensing oil boiler – across the home heating market in Ireland condensing oil boilers are the norm due to their cost effectiveness and efficiency. A new condensing oil boiler can save homeowners up to €339 off an annual heating bill.
If its broken, fix it – any necessary repairs your home heating needs must be fixed before letting potential buyers enter. This allows buyers to move in without any hassle or potentially having to fix a leaking oil boiler.
Maintain your house inside and out – first impressions count, but it is also important not to neglect the inner workings of your house. While you want to attract the potential buyer’s eye by making your home look presentable. Having a fully functioning heating system is a crucial selling point and will make your house a home.