DCAC Air and Heat has been providing heating and air conditioning service to Orlando for over 20 years. We answer the question, “Is it safe to buy a used furnace?” with an emphatic “yes!” It’s important that you do your research before purchasing anything used online or from any other source.
A lot of people will want to buy a used furnace because they think it will save them money, but there are some things they should consider first. A reputable company like ours can help you find the right appliance at the best price possible so you don’t have to go through all this trouble on your own!
Some people have no problem with this risk and believe that you can find a good, used furnace at any time for the price of one new. However, if it breaks soon after installation because someone didn’t notice that there were cracks in the insulation panel or something else was wrong with it to begin with then you are stuck paying for an expensive repair bill. A better idea is to put your money into buying a new furnace which will be guaranteed against defects as long as you do your research before purchasing so that you know what brands are known for quality parts and efficiency.
It is usually not a good idea to buy a used furnace. If you go this route, make sure that the person who installed it knew what he was doing and that there are no hidden defects before purchasing. Putting your money into getting a new one will result in less headaches down the line for around the same price as buying used or refurbished.
Researchers at Cornell University found out that residential energy consumption can be reduced by up to 30% when households install ground-source heat pumps instead of air conditioning units on their roofs during periods of high demand for electricity where prices are especially high (Kuhn 2006). The savings could come from installing geothermal heating systems under floors with radiant heating panels or tubes which heat the space in a way that feels natural.
A geothermal heat pump is an air-to-water or water-to-air device which moves thermal energy from one location to another, transferring it between two coils of pipe buried underground by pumping fluids (gas or liquid) through them and using the temperature difference between the fluid inside and outside of each coil to do work. Installing these devices could save up to 30% on heating costs while reducing carbon emissions for homes with no other form of efficient insulation.
The Cornell University study also found out that installing ground source heat pumps can reduce household electricity consumption during peak periods as well as off peak periods because they are able to capture waste heat produced by electronic appliances such as dishwashers, clothes dryers, refrigerators and freezers to generate heat.
The study also revealed that ground source heat pumps use an average of 50% less electricity per square foot than air-conditioners do, making them more environmentally sustainable in the long run.
Ground source heating is not only great for your wallet but it’s good for the environment too!