With the purchase of a new furnace or air conditioner comes a great asset to your system, the warranty. Typically, every new system comes with a limited warranty and you can purchase an extended warranty from a licensed contractor. Here are the many reasons why your warranty is important, along with HVAC maintenance, and how to not void your warranty.
The Importance of an HVAC Warranty
Every warranty is different depending on the equipment and manufacturer. The main similarities between all warranties are as follows:
- Parts warranties generally only cover large system components. The fan belts, air filters, lubrication, and electrical wiring are not included with the parts warranty. A licensed professional maintains these parts through regular HVAC maintenance.
- The parts are only covered with manufacturer warranties. The warranty is only honored if a licensed HVAC technician says that the problem was caused by a manufacturer defect in the system.
- Typical warranties don’t combine parts and labor in one warranty from the manufacturer. This is because the manufacturer can’t control the installation and maintenance of the equipment that was installed.
- Extended warranties can be purchased for the parts and labor from the contractor who installed your furnace or air conditioner. You can combine this extended warranty with the original manufacturer warranty for long-term savings and protection.
Importance of HVAC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance is a MUST when it comes to keeping your system operating at its peak performance. It’s also required when you have a manufacturer warranty or extended warranty. Your warranty only allows licensed HVAC technicians to service and maintain your system. HVAC maintenance from a licensed professional keeps your warranty valid and prevents unexpected breakdowns from occurring. Warranties are a great way to increase your system’s energy efficiency and keep cost of repairs down during the year.
What Voids Your Warranty
Avoid these common mistakes when it comes to your warranty to keep your manufacturer warranty valid:
- Not registering your product with the manufacturer within the amount of time allotted.
- The furnace, air conditioner, or other HVAC product was installed improperly.
- Using replacement parts from another company.
- Not keeping accurate or proper records for the installation and any service performed on your system.
- Neglecting annual HVAC maintenance to give your system a tune-up and check for any problems that might occur.
Get the most out of your manufacturer warranty and extended warranty! Regular HVAC maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your system running smoothly and keep your warranty valid. Contact Estes Services today and have a licensed professional inspect your heating and cooling system.