You stand to make a few bucks on that heap in your truck. Here’s what used equipment is worth in one Southern California community.
Big money can be found inside the heater. Use a reciprocating saw to extract the coiled heat exchangers and pocket $60.
You can get a few dollars selling them for scrap, but you could earn a whole lot more reconditioning them. Service techs report selling them for as much as $400 by simply painting them and installing new grids.
You’d have to collect a lot of them to make it worth the trip to the scrap yard. They’re only selling for $1 to $2 a piece. That’s why some technicians refurbish them. The going rate for repaired units is $99 to $199.