If you’re in the market for an HVAC system, of course you want to find the best deal. But simply opting for the lowest price can end up costing you in unexpected ways. We’ve heard from so many people who have made this mistake that we wanted to share insights about the best (and worst!) way to buy an HVAC system.
Affordable Mini Splits is proud to be an Authorized Dealer for every HVAC system we sell, and we’ve sold a lot of systems!
Being an Authorized Dealer means:
- We sell only factory-new HVAC systems
- Every HVAC system we sell is fully covered by its Manufacturer’s Warranty
- We communicate directly with the manufacturer to ensure you the best customer service
In addition, we offer full Technical Support to all our Affordable Mini Split customers, many of whom have purchased multiple systems from us.
The Worst Way To Buy An HVAC System
Simply put, the worst way to buy your HVAC system is from a seller not authorized by the manufacturer. Without factory authorization, you run the risk of dealing with everything from poor customer service to invalid warranties.
At Affordable Mini Splits, we strongly believe your HVAC investment deserves better!
When The Best Price Is Not The Best Deal
In searching for the best deal on a new HVAC system, many buyers turn to the convenience of online marketplaces like eBay, Amazon, Home Depot or Lowes. Walk in any Home Depot or Lowes and you will find they do not stock them. While the low prices on these platforms can be enticing, there are unstated pitfalls that can end up costing you far more in the end.
How do we know? Because we are contacted nearly every week by people who are desperate for assistance after purchasing their HVAC system through eBay, Amazon, Home Depot and Lowes. For these individuals, the lowest price proved to be a very bad deal!
The Drawbacks Of Buying From Unauthorized Sources
Potential For Scams
Shopping online is a true convenience of the modern era. The problem, however, is that it’s far too easy for scam artists to set up shop, even on trusted platforms like Amazon, eBay, and Walmart. These unscrupulous sellers can cheat hundreds of people out of their hard-earned money before complaints pile up and they get shut down.
Poor (Or No) Customer Service
Another downside of these platforms is that even legitimate sellers have little incentive to provide adequate customer service. In many instances, the seller’s identity isn’t even clear. The only means of communicating a problem is via messages through the sales platform itself. And, from what we’ve learned from the many distraught individuals we’ve spoken to, these messages far too frequently get no reply.
Issues Not Resolved
Even with the best of intentions, an unauthorized seller may not be able to help if there’s a problem.
They may not have the technical knowledge to provide guidance when needed and nowhere to turn to get it.
And, since they have no relationship with the manufacturer, these sellers likely won’t have access to replacement parts or optional accessories should any be needed or desired.
Refurbished or Used Merchandise Sold As New
How exactly can one seller offer HVAC units for significantly less than everyone else? How do they make any money doing so? One way is to sell as new systems that are actually used and/or refurbished.
Unscrupulous sellers may leave it to you to assume the system being sold is new simply by failing to state clearly that it is not.
As an authorized dealer, we know that manufacturers set their lowest-threshold pricing among all their sales representatives to maintain the integrity of their merchandise as well as fairness throughout their sales territory.
As the old saying goes, if you see a deal that seems too good to be true, it probably is.
The worst situation for those who have purchased their HVAC system from an unauthorized source is the potential for warranty issues.
In some cases, particularly if a unit is used and/or refurbished, the manufacturer may not honor the same warranty coverage offered on its new units. A used system may come with only a limited warranty. Worst case, it comes with no warranty at all.
Unauthorized repairs or refurbishing can render a manufacturer’s warranty null and void as well. And some sellers may simply withhold the warranty documentation altogether, making it a struggle for you to make a claim should you need to.
When it comes to the warranty of your HVAC system, the time to discover any problems is before you buy. If you can’t get straight answers from the seller on the exact terms of the manufacturer’s warranty and a guarantee the warranty is valid, find another source for your HVAC system!
The Best Way To Buy An HVAC System
Undoubtedly you’ve figured out by now that the best way to purchase an HVAC system is through an Authorized Dealer.
Authorized Dealers understand that buying a new HVAC system is a serious investment for you. You want the right system under full warranty at a fair price with excellent customer service from start to finish.
Every Authorized Dealer is staking the integrity of their business on their interactions with you. They have a vested interest in your satisfaction.
Obviously, we would love for Affordable Mini Splits to be your Authorized Dealer of choice. We value our customers and work hard to provide the best HVAC buying experience possible. But even if you don’t choose us, please steer clear of unauthorized sellers.
Choosing Affordable Mini Splits For Your HVAC System Needs (And More!)
Advantages of choosing Affordable Mini Splits for your HVAC system:
- Multiple HVAC system manufacturers from which to choose
- Pre-Order support to ensure you get the correct system for your needs
- PayPal Invoicing for secure payments and added purchase protection
- Prompt shipping with tracking information provided
- Technical support for installation and operation of your HVAC system
- All HVAC systems guaranteed new with full warranty coverage
- Parts and accessories are readily available for order
Affordable Mini Splits also offers:
- Tankless Water Heaters
- PEX Plumbing Kits and Supplies
- ENVI Wall Heaters
- Security Cameras
- And More!
Our Sales Tranparency
Affordable Mini Splits does not sell products on eBay or Amazon due to the abundance of issues with those platforms.
Instead, we sell directly to our customers through our website store, where we provide accurate and transparent contact information along with the lowest possible prices.
Let Affordable Mini Splits help you experience the best way to buy a new HVAC system, through a fully Authorized Dealer. Contact us today!