If the time comes to install a new furnace in your home, it’s only natural to compare all your options.
In addition to different models, you may find yourself considering a used furnace.
While this sounds like a great idea – as it can save you some money – you’ll want to think twice before you go down this path.
Here are three reasons to avoid purchasing a used furnace:
- You’re taking a risk with it breaking sooner rather than later. With a new furnace, you know just what you’re getting. But with a used unit, you could run into issues sooner than you ever thought possible.
- You don’t know the history. Even if the furnace has been repaired and is ready to provide high quality service, you still don’t know the history. Subsequently, you once again have to worry about a breakdown.
- Lack of parts. Depending on the age and model, you may find it difficult to locate replacement parts in the event that something goes wrong.
With all this in mind, you’re better off contacting an HVAC professional to learn more about the many new furnace models that are available. Once you have one of these installed, you’ll feel much better about keeping your home warm in the most energy efficient way possible.