What is the first thing you do if you need a new lawnmower, pair of winter boots, or kitchen appliance? Chances are, at some point or another, you’ve searched online to purchase some of these items used.
Purchasing previously used items not only saves you some serious cash but often the headache of trying to shop for something at a store. But what about significant purchases such as a furnace? Is it safe to buy a used furnace? Here are some tips to consider before you buy a used furnace.
Consider a refurbished
Before you check the Marketplace for a used furnace, call your trusted HVAC technicians and see if they have any refurbished units they can sell. These units often come with extended warranties that will give you peace of mind for years to come should something need replacing on your furnace. Alternatively, you can ask if there are any deals on previous years’ models to save you money.
If you do buy a used unit
There are many reasons why someone might be selling their unit, and you’ll never know unless you ask the right questions. These questions will help you determine if you want to take the risk of purchasing a used unit.
- Why are you selling the furnace?
- How old is it?
- What is the brand?
- What type of fuel does it use?
- What can you tell me about the performance?
- Has it received regular maintenance over the years?
- Is it still under warranty (and is that warranty transferable)?
- What can I expect in terms of monthly bills?
- Has anything ever needed to be replaced?
- Has the unit had regular maintenance, and who was the service provider?
It’s a matter of personal preference when purchasing a used unit, but ensure it’s a good value and worth your money if you want to take the risk. In addition, it’s essential to have your HVAC system checked regularly to extend the lifespan of your unit.
The VIP Plan from Air Rescue is designed with these needs in mind. Whether you have one unit or many units at your business, this plan will ensure that all equipment is well-maintained by our expert technicians, who know how to get the job done right!