Originally Posted by Spitfire007
the answer appears to be "no". most of you would NOT own one out of warranty.
I'm not sure that's entirely accurate, but the better question is would YOU own one out of warranty. How risk averse are you? Maintenance and repair costs are to be expected with any mechanical system. I don't replace my HVAC unit every time my warranty expires, but I do replace it when the return justifies doing so.