Top Reasons Why You Definitely Do Not Want to Buy a Used Furnace
If you think that you will be saving money by purchasing a used furnace, you may want to think again. In fact, not only will you not be saving money in the long run, but it is potentially very dangerous as well.
The first reason why you should skip the idea of a used furnace is that it is quite dangerous. When you buy a new furnace, it comes with safeguards such as sealed units that prevent any type of fumes or gasses from leaking out. When you buy a used furnace, you are never sure as to how well the device was maintained and thus are putting yourself and your family at risk of natural gas leaks.
There are many things that you can buy used, such as clothes, books, and video game consoles. However, a furnace is definitely not on this list. When you buy used, you will not get a warranty. This means that if it breaks down for any reason, you are left on the hook for paying for the repairs. Even if the furnace is covered under a warranty at the time of sale, it is non-transferable. The warranty is null and void the moment the original owner sells it. On the other hand, new furnaces are covered by a warranty that generally lasts for 10 years.
The purchase price of a used furnace does not end there. If the furnace breaks down or needs cleaning, you are going to pay for it yourself. You will even have to pay for the installation of the furnace, which must be done by a professional. If the furnace breaks completely, not only will you be paying for that specific service call, but you will have to pay for the removal of the failed furnace as well. All of these costs add up and can make the “real” price of that used furnace even higher than that of a new one.
The team at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating can install a new and reliable furnace system in your Lake Charles home. We also install air conditioners and provide repairs and maintenance for heating and cooling units. Our other offerings include indoor air quality solutions, duct cleaning, and commercial HVAC services. Contact us today for more information or to set up an appointment.