Getting a new furnace can be expensive. You might think of ways where you can save money, and one of those ways may be to purchase a used furnace. However, you should never purchase a used furnace for the following reasons.
Danger to Your Home
Buying a used, damaged furnace can be very dangerous. This is especially true when getting a used gas furnace. Older furnaces that have not been well-maintained can be a fire hazard and more.
When you get a used furnace, you won’t be receiving a warranty with it. This means if something goes wrong with the appliance, it won’t be covered, and you could be paying a lot of money out of your own pocket. When you buy a new furnace, you’ll get a full warranty.
You’ll want to only purchase a furnace with a higher SEER rating. Any furnace you get should have a SEER rating of at least 13. Older heaters often have a SEER rating of under 10. This means that the unit will not be efficient and may run constantly. This will increase your utility bills. It will also increase the wear and tear on the appliance, leaving you facing expensive repair bills and a shortened lifespan of your heating system.
The biggest reason why you shouldn’t purchase a used furnace is that there are many unknowns. There may be large repair needs, and you won’t know how the machine was maintained. An improperly maintained furnace can quickly have issues and cause your electric or natural gas bill to skyrocket.
Buying a used furnace is never a good option. At Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc., we can help you get an affordable new heating system. We offer heating and cooling repairs and installations, along with indoor air quality improvements. With an office based in Prescott Valley, AZ, we serve the Yavapai County area. Give us a call today so that we can help you get a new, efficient furnace installed in your home.