Pros & Cons Purchasing Ac units online

Pros & Cons Purchasing Ac units online

Pros & Cons Purchasing Ac units online

Pros & Cons Purchasing Ac units online

Purchasing Ac units online

Pros & Cons Purchasing Ac units online from some ac outlet dot something?  Here are a few Pros and Cons that you might what to take a look at.

Generally we start to look on line for about everything we need in life. When we are hungry we reach for phones to find a good place to eat. Looking for a great hair stylist we go online. When we are Hot we look online for a reputable Ac repair and service company. Most of us feel that there are something we can do ourselves to save some money. This sometimes ends up costing you more in the long run. Here are our Pros and Cons for buying an Ac unit online.


  • Affordable Price online
  • Access to equipment information


  • Waiting on delivery of the equipment
  • Having to find a Contractor to install your equipment
  • Having to register you product Warranty
  • Receiving or Purchasing wrong equipment for installation
  • Installing contractor will not honor labor warranty
  • Warranty parts not accessible
  • Warranty parts processing fees
  • Cancellation fees

As expected the Cons our weigh the Pros. Let me explain why. The Pros is of course looking at a more affordable price for your equipment. Seeing this of course provides you more information on the equipment your looking to purchase. Most of these sites provide you information and cost on several brands. I can see where this might save you some time rather that waiting on contractors to come out and provide proposal for your ac replacement options. Once that is all set and you’ve decided which brand to buy, now you have to find a contractor to install this system for you.

As a contractor I will tell you this part wont be that easy. The reason we sell and warranty system we sell is because of our arrangements with the manufactures and or distributors of the AC systems we carry. PMI Air Conditioning is a York Liberties Plus Dealer. This mean that we go straight to the manufacture of our equipment’s and parts. This allow’s to provide our labor warranty for systems we install (5 Year Labor Warranty) because of our relationship with the manufacture. PMI Air Conditioning can not provide this guarantee with a system we do not have a manufacture relationship with. We can not guarantee that system has not been damaged in transportation/delivery to your home.

Warranty registration. Most of these sites online that outlet AC systems require you to register you purchased equipment through them.  In fact here is an excerpt that I found of one of these online stores =

Warranty Registrations:

Please submit the following information to warranty@websiteemail:

1. Your Name and Order Number
2. Installation Address
3. Installing Contractor Business Name, Phone Number and Address
4. Copy of Invoice / Receipt of Installation or for Installers – Copy of Installers License / Certification
5. Installation Date
6. Model Number(s) and Corresponding Serial Number(s)

The (website name) will back up 100% of the Parts Warranty offered by the manufacturer for the units purchased from us (Labor and Refrigerant are not part of this coverage). This assures piece of mind after the purchase of Air Conditioning and Heating products.

Please Note: Warranty Parts are nonrefundable once purchased. The only way to receive reimbursement for your Warranty Claim is by returning the defective part removed from service within 30 days. If an incorrect part is diagnosed by your installer and purchased, it is not returnable under any circumstance.

All compressors and coils (evaporator or condensing) replaced under warranty, after 1 Year in service, are subject to a $50 processing fee.

The(Website name) offers wholesale prices to consumers, why not promote self installation?

While there is an opportunity to sell much more product by promoting self installation, we believe that the only way customers can be certain of full warranty protection is having your system installed by HVAC professionals.

These steps ensure that all HVAC products are installed properly, in compliance with applicable laws, rules and codes, and in a manner that addresses safety concerns.

 If a part should fail how do I obtain the warranty replacement?

Warranty Claims require a completed AC Outlet Warranty Claim Form. Once we have received proper documentation, we will issue you a Warranty Authorized Return Number (WAR). The WAR Number issued MUST be noted on your package in order for our warehouse to accept the package. ALL OTHER PACKAGES WILL BE REFUSED. Any Honeywell products, if found to be defective, require a Honeywell Case Number which will be confirmed prior to issuance of a WAR Number.

What we can tell that is certain that any brand that your decide to purchase should function properly as long as the installing contractor install it properly. Its the piece of mind that when such a repair is needed that Company you choose to buy your new AC system will come out and do right by you and service/warranty your Air Conditioning system, that makes the difference.