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Is It Safe to Buy A Used HVAC Unit?

March 16, 2022 | Blog

Let our Tim’s Southern Air team explain why a used HVAC unit is unsafe. A preowned HVAC unit could have many hidden issues. There is a reason the seller is replacing it.

Throughout this blog, we will explain why buying a used HVAC unit is not the ideal choice and what you can do if you need a new system for a lower cost.

You Aren’t Sure of Its History

There is a good reason why the seller wants to get rid of their unit. Whether it be an issue with the system or not as energy-efficient as newer models. You want to make sure you are buying a quality product that fits your home.

Will It Work for Your Size Home?

When buying a recycled HVAC unit, the size may not be fit for your home. Every house is different, and depending on the size of your home, you may need a bigger or smaller HVAC unit than the one you are looking to purchase. When you have a unit that is unfit for your home, it can result in early equipment failure, uneven air circulation, and high utility bills.

Installing a Used HVAC System

Many professional licensed technicians will not install a used HVAC system. Many professionals are aware of the issues that can arise when installing a used unit. For installation, you hire someone who may not be licensed and could install the unit incorrectly.

Used Units Do Not Come With a Warranty

Used HVAC units do not have a warranty, while newer systems always have a warranty and usually some other incentives. With this warranty, you can address any issues that may arise during the warranty period. If you purchased an older model with a warranty, it might not transfer to a new owner.

Unseen Technical Issues

When purchasing a used unit, there could be issues with the system the seller may not want to disclose. You can always get one of our technicians to service the system, but this does not ensure the system is fit for a new home. The repair costs on a recycled HVAC unit may outweigh the cost of getting a brand new one.

What If You Do Not Have the Budget for an HVAC Replacement

We understand that not everyone has the budget for a brand new system once their old one needs to be replaced. We have some tips to help you search for an HVAC replacement within a budget.

Check on Tax Benefits

The amount of tax credit that you can receive changes from year to year. Our AC units are what use most of the home’s electricity. Many energy-efficient AC units will offer some benefits on your tax return.

Look for Financing Options

Many companies will offer different financing options for buying a new HVAC system. If the company you are looking to purchase from does not provide financial plans, many banks will provide financing. They may even offer a home equity loan as getting a new HVAC unit will raise the value of your property.

Still Have Questions? Contact us!

Our team at Tim’s Southern Air wants to ensure that your home and HVAC system are in top-notch shape. Give us a call today with any questions you may have regarding purchasing a used HVAC system, and we will be happy to help!

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