Buying a used furnace may be an attractive option for individuals wanting to save money. However, you should consider if saving on this equipment now will be worth the potential financial risks and safety concerns in the future. This article discusses a few of the reasons why buying a used furnace might not be the best idea.
Used furnaces typically do not come with a warranty. This means there is no guarantee that the furnace will serve you well and function safely. A new heater comes with a warranty and could potentially last 15 to 20 years. Furthermore, most warranties only cover the original owner. A lack of warranty makes used furnaces both a financial risk and a safety concern, neither being worth it in the long run.
Performance and Maintenance
Most people do not have the technical knowledge to assess whether the used furnace will serve them well for years to come. Important things to ask about include the age of the machine, performance history, and maintenance history. Get official records of both if they are available. Unfortunately, asking the seller is not enough, and you should have a licensed HVAC technician with you if possible.
Consult a Professional
In the end, buying a used furnace presents safety risks and will probably end up costing you more over time. If you must buy a furnace used, purchase one from a reputable commercial seller. Make sure to have it professionally inspected and installed to avoid poor installation and major safety concerns.
Professional consultation is important for heating and cooling equipment. Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. has been proudly serving Goochland County and surrounding areas in Virginia for years as a leader in quality heating and refrigeration service. In addition to furnace repair and installation, we also provide services for air conditioning as well as boiler repair and installation. We even offer financing options on approved credit to expand your purchasing power. Contact Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. today for more information about how we can help you save money safely!