Have you ever had the experience of driving along plus seeing an old, but relatively clean sofa that someone has disposed of on the curb? After a quick inspection plus a “sniff test”, that used sofa may end up in your basement rec-room for your kids plus pets to destroy instead of the current furniture in your living room.
I’ve seen numerous USAble items on street corners, but I’ve rarely seen anything salvageable related to Heating plus Air Conditioning.
The most obvious reason people don’t dispose of Heating plus Air Conditioning units on street corners is that it’s illegal. It also has some value with scrap metal plus perhaps some USAble spare parts. The problem of turning that scrap into cash is that the defunct Heating plus Air Conditioning component must be disposed of respectfully to eliminate the damage that HCFC plus HFC refrigerants do to the Earth’s ozone layer. The legal opportunities at this point are to find a qualified scrap yard that follows EPA Heating plus Air Conditioning disposal guidelines. There is no profit to be made but at least the Heating plus Air Conditioning component is no longer your problem. If there is any life in your aged Heating plus Air Conditioning unit, then consider donating it to a worthy cause. At least you will have a small tax deduction if you file an itemized return with the IRS. One other choice is to purchase a current component from a qualified Heating plus Air Conditioning corporation that will haul the aged component away plus reward you with a small discount or rebate. The last choice is to have your aged component refurbished but this may cause troubles later with the phase-out of the chlorine-based refrigerants. The best proposal is to keep your existing proposal away from the scrap heap with common maintenance plus cleaning by a qualified Heating plus Air Conditioning professional.