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Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy an HVAC Unit Online

Whether you are considering replacing your existing HVAC unit or installing an HVAC for the very first time, there are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t order HVAC units online.

Don't Buy an HVAC Unit Online

There is no denying that online shopping has made our lives easier. However, while it might be convenient to make some purchases from the comfort of your own couch, an HVAC unit shouldn’t be one of them. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the perils and pitfalls of HVAC units for sale online and what you can do to ensure you not only get a great deal but also a unit that gives you many years of reliable performance.

No Warranty

When you purchase an HVAC unit from a licensed retailer, you’ll usually be provided with a warranty at the same time. This will usually cover the unit for a number of years and some warranties last as long as the unit itself. However, when you purchase a unit online, you likely won’t receive a warranty. This means that you’ll be responsible for any repairs that may arise.”

The Wrong Size

One of the biggest problems with buying an HVAC system online is that it is very easy to get the wrong size system. A unit that is over-powered or under-powered will create a number of issues that affect energy efficiency and comfort in your home. The last thing you want is to spend money on the wrong unit only to find you cannot return it to the company or even worse, the online seller has gone AWOL! It takes an HVAC professional to recommend the correct size unit using a number of precise calculations and years of industry experience.

Installation Not Included

So, you’ve ordered an HVAC unit online and it’s arrived! Now what? You may have got what you thought was a great deal on your unit, but the price won’t include installation. The problem here is that many HVAC companies will prefer not to install a random unit they have not supplied. You could ask a less scrupulous installer to do the job for you or even attempt it yourself, but that is inevitably going to lead to more serious problems further down the line. Save yourself the hassle, uncertainty, and expense by choosing supply and installation from a professional HVAC company.

The Bottom Line on HVAC Replacement

The truth is that any potential savings you might make by purchasing a cheaper HVAC unit online will very quickly be eaten up by inflated installation costs (if you can get it installed at all) and future repair costs. By choosing an authorized HVAC dealer, you’re not only getting professional installation, correct sizing, and a warranty — you’re getting peace of mind, too! Speak to our team today to find out more about our services and systems and some of the special offers we have on HVAC replacement.

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