Used Heating and Air Units for Sale
Whether you are interested in purchasing used heating equipment for sale or used air conditioning units for sale we have all of your heating and cooling needs right here at Want Ad Digest, from wood stoves to propane heaters to air conditioners. Here, we are going to look into all the individual possibilities that you may come across in Heating and Cooling classifieds: wood stoves, pellet stoves, electric and wood fireplaces, air conditioners, etc.
Wand Ad Digest has 50 years of experience in the classified advertising world, and we connect buyers and sellers every day to facilitate transactions such as the purchasing of heating and air units for sale. In addition to saving money on your overall heating and cooling expenses, you can save more by purchasing the units used from our website. Furthermore, if you buy during the off season - like a stove or a fireplace during the spring or summer - you could end up saving even more money.
Whether it is used heating equipment for sale you are browsing, or used cooling equipment for sale that you are interested in, ask the seller for the make and model name of the unit. You can then do further research before buying to ensure that you will be satisfied with your purchase. Check out parts, look for forum discussions, and if you can, download the manual from the manufacturer's website.
Let us discuss used heating units for sale first, and then we will get into cooling. If you are looking into used heating equipment for sale then you are probably considering the many benefits of heating your home with wood; "used wood heaters for sale" is a popular search term. Wood is a renewable energy source that also allows you to be more in control of your own heating system. Moreover, aesthetically pleasing wood stoves or fireplaces can provide a cozy atmosphere for having guests over. Regardless of what your main system of heating is, burning wood can help supplement. You may want to try searching for a used wood furnace for sale, a used wood boiler for sale, used wood pellet stoves for sale, used wood burners for sale, etc.
Wood heating can distribute heat to cooler areas of your home where your main source of heat does not necessarily reach - this can lead to overall reduced heating costs. However, how much you save in heating by burning wood is dependent on the cost and availability of wood supply in your area. Fortunately, we do often have firewood for sale here at Want Ad Digest to go along with a used wood burning furnace for sale, or for a simple fireplace.
Before you delve into browsing used wood stoves for sale, or used pellet stoves for sale, you should be aware that adding these heating units for sale to your home can slightly increase your insurance rates. However, not being forthcoming with your purchase to your insurer could end up voiding your coverage in the event of a fire. The best plan is to obtain a stove clearance diagram from your insurer prior to buying a used wood stove for sale. Also, the insurance company is more likely to approve the stove if it gets installed by a professional. In fact, in some areas, it is required to have a licensed person perform the installation, so do investigate this information for your area prior to your purchase.
Used wood stoves for sale can come in three different sizes: small, for the purpose of heating a large room or a small cabin, medium sized for a regular sized house, and large for a larger house. Types of wood burning heating stoves for sale could include parlor stoves, box-type wood stoves, air-tight stoves, and pellet stoves, which are pretty much a category in and of themselves and will be explored further momentarily. Air-tight stoves for sale are becoming more popular as they not only burn wood more effectively, but they are also safer for your home.
When using a wood burning stove you can utilize this heating unit as your main source of heat, or you can use it only as needed. You may need to buy a stove pipe in addition to the used wood stove for sale, so you may want to ask the seller if that is included in the purchase; you may also need to have a chimney installed. Here in our classified ads, you may find used wood stove inserts for sale or used wood burners for sale in addition to a used wood stove for sale.
If you live in a reasonably well designed house of average size that is not too old then you can probably use a wood stove to heat your entire home - this is assuming that the stove is appropriately installed in the correct spot. Ideally, the stove should be put in the area that you want to keep the warmest.
Wood stoves for sale are manually controlled and should be located in a visible spot where you will be able to easily oversee its performance and control it as necessary. Used wood stoves for sale can come in many different styles, and you may want to take advantage of the beauty aspect of buying a used wood burning stove for sale. Cast iron stoves, for instance, have no functional difference from other wood burning stoves for sale but they are more decorative and thus pleasing to the eye.
Besides being a lovely addition to the décor of your home, do not forget the wood stoves can also be a huge life saver should you find yourself without electricity. Without a wood stove, or a fireplace, if you do not have a generator to keep the furnace going in the event of a power outage you could end up quite chilly, especially here in the Northeast. Also, you may have pets who could prevent you from physically leaving your home to go somewhere warmer. So, why not stay where you are and enjoy the comfort of a wood burning stove?
The most difficult part of buying a used wood stove for sale is the size of the stove - they're heavy, and it will take at least two people and specific equipment to load the stove into a truck; then, it needs to be brought into the house. As recommended earlier, you may want to, or be required to, hire a professional who should help you get the stove installed safely and properly. Perhaps when searching for wood burning stoves for sale used, you can also ask the seller how they managed to get the stove in their home - they may have suggestions for you on how to go about doing so safely, or professionals that they might recommend.
Take into consideration prior to the purchase of the used wood burning stove for sale the size of the stove in relation to the house or room you are intending to heat; also, traffic flow in that room. The size of the stove will determine the size of the wood that you use - which you will need to properly store. The size of the stove will also dictate how long the fire will burn. Again, you do want to ensure that the size of the wood stove for sale is in compliance with the size of the room or house you are heating. A stove that is too large may burn too hot, even on low, and can thus end up being a waste of fuel and money.
Used pellet stoves for sale are becoming more popular these days, because of their "clean" way of burning. Burning wood pellets is cleaner than burning wood in a wood stove, as you do not have deal with any smoke residue or wood to stack and store. Wood pellets are typically made from sawdust and wood shavings. While used wood burning stoves for sale demand that you load and light them by hand, used pellet stoves for sale require electricity to operate.
Savings with regard to heating your home with a pellet stove will depend on the fuel costs in your specific area. They, and other wood burning stoves, do require more attention than common heating systems in a home - loading the stove, lighting it, maintaining it, and keeping it clean; you can't just "press start." However, as alluded to earlier, along with the responsibility of buying a wood burning stove for sale, you also have the independence and self satisfaction of having more control over your heating system for your home.
According to some sources, the number one complaint people have with regard to pellet stoves is, surprisingly, an unclean viewing glass. Many pellet stoves for sale now come equipped with an air washing system, which removes ash from the window and results in less cleaning for you. Consequently, this air washing system may be something you will want to ask sellers about their used pellet stoves for sale.
To let us now move on to fireplaces, if you are looking at used fireplaces for sale then you are probably interested in a gas or electric fireplace. Many people are converting to either of those options for safety and efficiency reasons over a wood fireplace. Although, wood fireplaces do provide that "rustic" look.
If you already have a wood burning fireplace in your home, it is not recommended that you use it for space heating, as you may with a wood burning stove; wood burning fireplaces tend to make all the rooms except the one they're in to be cold. If you are looking to purchase a used wood fireplace inserts for sale, or firewood for sale for your fireplace, we often have these available here at Want Ad Digest. Also, typical wood fireplaces can be converted into gas fireplaces.
Fireplace inserts can improve the effectiveness of your fireplace by fitting into the existing box and allowing the air dissipate, thus, heating it. Unlike boilers and furnaces, fireplace inserts take up "public" places of your home and may in fact be the central focus of the room. Here at Want Ad Digest, we often have used wood fireplace inserts for sale, in addition to used gas fireplaces for sale or used gas heaters for sale; there are also used gas ovens for sale.
If you are looking at a wood firewood for sale, do make sure you have an appropriate place to store the wood. Plan to store it outside where you can stack it in such a way that it will not prevent air circulation. You want to the wood to be dry to avoid any potential mold issues later on; this is why you want to avoid storing firewood in your house, just incase there is some leftover moisture that you are unable to detect.
Fireplaces are meant to be seen and are consequently available in many different styles. In addition to wood burning fireplaces, as mentioned before, there are also used gas fireplaces for sale and used electric fireplaces for sale. Also, there are fireplaces with or without doors, fireplaces with direct vents or ventless, fireplaces with an old fashioned design or fireplaces with a more modern look, etc - lots of options to consider!
Gas fireplaces for sale were first intended to rid consumers of the negative aspects of owning a fireplace, without forgoing the benefits. In other words, people who may be browsing used gas fireplaces for sale are probably looking to enjoy the heat, light, and overall ambience of owning a fireplace while avoiding smoke, ashes, and the need for a chimney.
There are many benefits to owning a gas fireplace: They're typically connected to existing gas lines so no external fuel source is needed. Used gas fireplaces for sale are also easy to control - they can be adjusted for a blazing fire or a lower glow, and some have remote controls. Gas fireplaces with ceramic glass over tempered glass are particularly effective at distributing heat into the room.
Gas logs are fireplace inserts that burn brightly through the glass fireplace doors or screens. These can be used with your existing fireplace with a few alterations - gas fireplaces can be installed in a typical fireplace enclosure, as mentioned earlier, or installed into a wall. Ceramic logs can look just like real wood and can come in different styles, such as a pile of loosely strewn wood versus a neatly piled high stack of wood.
When browsing used gas fireplaces for sale you will need to take into consideration natural gas versus propane gas. Common sense dictates that if you already have natural gas running to your home then it would probably make the most sense financially to have a gas line professional connect your fireplace straight to the gas line. LP, or liquid propane gas, is another option if you do not have natural gas readily accessible.
When it comes to vented versus ventless gas fireplaces for sale, vented used gas fireplaces for sale constitute gas logs that best imitate a real wood fire; they do require a flue or venting pipe. On the other hand, a ventless gas fireplace does not require ventilation to the outside of the house, and so you can take advantage of this option if you do not have a chimney in your home (or even if you do).
Ventless used gas fireplaces for sale are less expensive to have installed than traditional wood fireplaces. They are fuel-efficient, and perfectly safe as long as you have decent ventilation in your home; if you have a more closed up, airtight house then a ventless gas fireplace is probably not for you. Furthermore, ventless gas fireplaces also include oxygen-depletion sensors that turn off the gas when necessary.
However, one disadvantage to a ventless fireplace is that the water vapor from the fire is vented into the home, instead of outside of the home, and again if you do not have proper air circulation then this could possibly lead to mold issues later on. Moreover, ventless gas fireplaces are actually illegal in some states (they are legal in New York State) so you will want to check with your local regulations.
Electric fireplaces are cheaper and more convenient than gas fireplaces, but they are slightly less effective and less realistic, so you will have to have an idea of what your preferences and deal breakers are prior to browsing electric fireplaces for sale.
If you live in an apartment, a cottage, or a mobile home, then an electric fireplace is a good option for you. They do not require chimneys, ventilation, or gas lines; they also do not demand any major remodeling or alterations to your home. Moreover, because they are portable, they can be moved from one room to another, and are able to be utilized basically anywhere there is an outlet.
Electric fireplaces for sale cost about the same as a regular electric heater - they are essentially dressed up space heaters. Again, the flames with an electric fireplace are less realistic than gas fireplaces, although they have made significant strides over the years. However, if having a realistic looking fire is a high priority for you in a fireplace then you will probably want to go with gas over electric. Also, you will want to go with gas over electric if you are planning on using the fireplace for a backup heating or lighting during a power outage.
However, the advantages to owning an electric fireplace are many, so do take the following into consideration when choosing between gas fireplaces for sale and electric fireplaces for sale: If you end up buying a gas fireplace then you will probably also need to consider hiring a professional to install it, but with the electric, you can do it yourself; there is no hassle of having a permanent unit installed. There are no emissions, and no venting, so you can put them nearly anywhere. There is an option to turn off the heat and just have the flames on, which is appropriate for warmer weather. Electric fireplaces are able to radiate heat quite quickly, but they are made of materials that are cool to the touch, so they are safe for anyone within their proximity.
Let us now move on from heating to cooling. If you are looking at used air conditioning units for sale on Want Ad Digest, then you are probably looking for a room air conditioner. Room air conditioners are enclosed units that can be attached to a wall or a window. These are comfortable, low maintenance appliances, and can be suitable for a bedroom, living room, or nearly any functional room; they are designed for single room use, or for a larger, more open area. If you shop for a used air conditioner for sale during the off season, or even early or late during the summer season, you may be able to take advantage of lower prices.
Room air conditioners for sale rely on open air flow, a fan, and a blower system to function. They come available in window, portable, or built-in wall unit air conditioners. Regardless of what type of room air conditioner you go with, it must achieve three things in order to efficiently cool the desired area: lower the temperature of the air, remove condensation, and filter the air.
Size matters when it comes to room air conditioners because if you buy one that is too small it may not be effective enough; buy too large and it will cycle on and off, potentially wasting energy. In addition to size, manual versus electric controls are also to be taken into consideration when looking at used air conditioning units for sale. Manual controls have a knob where you can set the temperature to low, medium, or high. Electric controls include a thermostat, fan speed, timer, and possibly a built-in humidifier.
Other considerations to ponder over prior to making a purchase is where you will be installing this air conditioner, how big it should be in relation to how big the area you want to cool is, and if you want to use it seasonally or have it permanently installed.
One of the most important characteristics of an air conditioner is the quietness factor, especially if you are planning on buying the air conditioner for sale for use in your bedroom. All air conditioners inevitably make some sort of noise, but they can especially be noisy if they are not installed properly. Freidrich air conditioners are supposed to be the quietest.
After you have purchased your air conditioner for sale you will need to clean the filter regularly, remove and store it properly if it is seasonal, equip your windows with weather stripping around the unit (if it is going in a window), and anything else that may be specified in the manual.
Some air conditioner terminology to be aware of while you are browsing used air conditioning units for sale:
Chassis: The frame the supports the inside of an air conditioner. A fixed chassis does not slide out and is designed for window air conditioners only. A slide out chassis does slide out, and can be set up in a window or a wall. Air conditioners with a slide out chassis are not difficult to repair if need be because of the easy access to the inside of the machine.
Air deflection: You can physically move the vents yourself.
Air swing: The vents move electronically.
Other types of cooling units for sale that may be available here could include fan blades or ceiling fans. Regardless of whether it is heating equipment for sale that you are looking for, or something to cool your home instead, you can purchase it for less here at Want Ad Digest.
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