Friday, December 11, 2009
Consumers purchasing HVAC equipment online.
In todays econimic times it's understandable to have the consumer search for the best price that they can find, but be careful how you find that price. Now a days the consumer can go online and and purchase some brands of HVAC equipment. BUYER BEWARE! When you purchase equipment online the manufactor voids the warranty on that piece of equipment. Companies that sell equipment online are middle men who have a license and turn around and sell to consumers. Your purchase is rarely or never from the distributor. 1.) It is against the law to sell or pruchase equipment that contain dangerous or hazardous chemicals such as refrigerant or what a lot of people call freon. You must have an EPA license. 2.) When you purchase online the manufactor has no evidence that the equipment that was purchased was installed by a licensed contractor who has been trained to properly install their equipment. 3.) If you hire a contractor to install the equipment most will not offer a labor warranty on equipment purchase online. 4.) The money that you attempted to save, you usually end up spending anyway, if not more. With the lost of the warranty and the possibility of improper installation, you could end up spending more than what you were trying to save. Remember BUYER BEWARE!