While it may sound like an ingenious method to save money, cutting costs on vital equipment has health risks. When buying something used, you need to be sure that it will last a reasonable lifetime after your purchase. Used cars are a great example of a good investment, but used furnaces will only lead to more financial trouble than they are worth.
Lack of Performance History
A big issue with used furnaces is their quality can’t be guaranteed. Most private sellers do not keep track of the necessary information that you need to assess if the furnace is in good condition. It is likely that they will not have a transferable warranty either. Brand new furnaces that are installed and maintained properly can run safely and efficiently for about 15 to 20 years. Most used furnaces won’t have anything close to that life span, especially if they have not been serviced as needed.
Lack of Warranty
On the other hand, if you still want to save money and buy a used furnace, make sure to buy from a reliable commercial seller. Commercial sellers can at least offer you a guarantee or return policy that private sellers cannot. Most commercial sellers may even offer some type of warranty that’ll cover repairs for a certain time frame. Typically private sellers will have non-transferable warranties even if their warranties aren’t expired. Buying from a reliable commercial seller is a safer way to ensure that you aren’t purchasing a faulty furnace.
Installation and Maintenance
Your furnace must be installed correctly or it could present serious health hazards. For residents in Freeport and surrounding areas in Maine, Dog House is happy to provide professional and comprehensive service to install and maintain your furnace. We also specialize in keeping your HVAC and plumbing equipment working properly with services like zone additions, boiler installations, and gas piping. We even offer 24-hour emergency service! Contact Dog House today for more information!