To TradeMe or Not To TradeMe?
You know that little voice in your head that says, “That seems way too cheap! Can that be right?” When it comes to second hand heat pumps, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!
Does The Heat Pump Work?
Did you see the heat pump working where it was originally installed in Christchurch? If you’re buying a used heat pump off TradeMe, the answer is probably no…
How Was The Heat Pump Removed?
If the used heat pump is removed and transported improperly, parts can get damaged, gas and coolant can leak out. All of which means the heat pump that worked at the original Christchurch location will no longer work now! Again, you have no way of knowing until it’s too late.
Protect Yourself From Used Heat Pumps
Warranties do not transfer between owners. Even if the heat pump is less than five years old and still under warranty, you won’t be covered if you buy it second hand! If you have that heat pump installed and there’s an issue, you’ll be left in the cold both figuratively and literally. The manufacturer has no obligation to honour the original warranty.
Heat Pumps NOW’s Experience
By the time you have bought a used heat pump on TradeMe and found a Christchurch installer willing to help, you have probably spent around $1500. If there’s a problem, you’ll need to call the heat pump installer back again, and they’ll probably charge a call-out fee because you have no warranty protection on your heat pump. By the time you’ve bought another “cheap” second hand heat pump and had it installed, you’ve spent as much as you would have done on a brand new heat pump with a minimum 5-year warranty and 1-year labour guarantee.
If you’re looking on TradeMe for a used heat pump in Christchurch and you think the prices look too good to be true, it’s because they probably are. Protect yourself against the dangers of second hand heat pumps by contacting the friendly team at Heat Pumps NOW on 03 377 7393 for a free, no obligations quote.