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Why You’re Okay to Buy HVAC Equipment Without Warranties


Every homeowner wants to make sure their major appliances have the longest lifespan possible. When it comes to finding the right HVAC equipment, though, people often have a lot of questions about the different types of warranties. What do HVAC warranties actually cover? And when might getting a warranty be totally unnecessary? The more you know, the easier it is to see that, in the grand scheme of things, warranties aren’t really worth the extra costs. 


Repair Costs vs Warranty Costs

Whether you’re looking to find affordable HVAC equipment for yourself or you need to source the right systems for your business and clients, you might be hearing a lot of conflicting opinions about warranties. That’s why it helps to focus on the facts.

If you’re able to source your equipment for cheaper by getting a non-warranty unit, then those savings are usually significant. They can even work to offset any potential warranty repairs down the line. Because say you were to have an issue come up—if you got a great deal at the start, you could still be ahead of the price of a new unit even after you pay for the fix. Locking in your savings right at the start can have benefits throughout the lifespan of your system.


The Problems with HVAC Warranties

Most warranties are not worth the extra cost because the repairs themselves normally costs less than the warranty. All you need to do is run the numbers. Another problem with factory warranties is that they don’t cover shipping costs or labor. Those are always going to be your bigger output, even with a warranty.

There’s also the fact that people rarely have issues within the standard warranty period when their system had a licensed installer do the installation. Most of the trouble happens when the general wear and tear and age of a unit come into play—or when an outside force is involved, such as a power surge or damage from weather. In those cases, it doesn’t matter whether you have a warranty or not.

All HVAC manufacturers have high quality standards, and that gives them confidence to insure their products in strategic ways. They can essentially double the price for every unit, knowing that less than 3% of them will have issues. Why not benefit from those quality standards yourself? With today’s technology advancements, a warranty can be largely unnecessary.


Find What You Need with Surplus City!

When it’s time to install new residential HVAC equipment, you obviously want it to be reliable. But that doesn’t mean you need to narrow your options to only the systems that come with warranties. You’ll usually be better off when you can keep more money in your pocket.

So what do you need—a furnace that comes with a warranty or one that doesn’t? At the end of the day, it’s important to realize that the warranty alone isn’t a guarantee for getting a good deal. The only surefire way to know for sure that you’re saving money is to save that money upfront, with a more affordable system.

Buying equipment without a warranty is often way more cost efficient. That’s why we’re happy to stock and sell new and brand-name HVAC equipment without warranties. Because we’re able to save on that inventory, we can help our customers save too! With Surplus City as your one-stop shop, you’ll really be able to watch your budget and protect your bottom-line.

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When you want to keep energy costs low, every piece of your cooling system needs to be in good working order. An efficient air conditioner is only as good as its weakest link. So when it comes time to repair or replace the evaporator coil, you want to make sure you’re getting the right part—and that it’s going to be cost-effective.


Save Money on Your Evaporator Coils

Being able to make a repair is usually more affordable than going with a full evaporator coil replacement, but sometimes you just need to start with a new part. After all, swapping out an old part is going to cost a lot less than investing in brand-new equipment. 

It’s a necessary fix, but that doesn’t mean you should over-pay.

Whenever evaporator coils wear out because of erosion and start to have refrigerant leaks, you know it’s time to go ahead and repair the issue with a new part. Call on Surplus City first. We’re usually able to set you up with just about any of the HVAC parts you need. We’ve got great deals on evaporator coils too!


Common Evaporator Coil Problems

The heat exchange process is only complete when the condenser and evaporator coils are working together. This is true for both air conditioners and heat pumps. While each type of system works differently, the importance of evaporator coils is the same. Noticing any one of these signs could mean that you’ve got an issue with that part:

  • • Warm air vs cold air coming from the vents
  • • Possible refrigerant leaking, or evaporator coil leak
  • • Air conditioner starts and stops but doesn’t cool the house
  • • Odd noises like banging and hissing from the cooling system
  • • Air conditioner won’t even turn on

A good cooling system relies on good evaporator coils. In case of any damage, you’ll want to get that part swapped out right away. No one wants to get caught with a broken-down system in the heat of summer!


HVAC Evaporator Coils: The Right Part for the Job

Regular tune-ups help keep HVAC systems running well through every season. But obviously we can’t avoid every single repair issue. It’s the nature of even the best HVAC equipment to run down eventually. Yet when a system is cared for properly over the years, that wear and tear doesn’t have to show up for a long time.

Part of that maintenance is as simple as keeping the equipment efficient with consistent air filter replacements. Leaving dirty air filters in the system only makes it more difficult to run properly and can put extra stain on the blower fan and other HVAC parts.

On the bright side, though, dealing with a broken evaporator coil doesn’t have to be a complicated fix. When you can source the right part for your equipment model, you can get that heat pump or air conditioner back on track relatively quickly. That’s how we can help!


Check the Surplus City Inventory First

Our company’s mission is centered on selling quality products at rock-bottom prices. That’s why we’re proud to be the go-to HVAC parts supplier for small HVAC business owners and HVAC technicians—and even home warranty companies—all throughout the country. 

Take advantage of our buying power and get your parts at a reasonable price. When the weather’s hot, we’ve got to stay cool. And when you’re servicing HVAC systems for your clients, you’ve got to make sure you can protect your own profit margins. Call us at (765)-482-7000 if you have any questions. We’ll also be happy to check for something specific on our shelves.

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