Generally speaking, heating and air conditioning equipment come with a limited warranty. When the warranty expires, consumers have the option of purchasing an extended warranty from the system’s contractor. One thing you should note is how important HVAC warranties are and what scenarios could void them.
Importance of HVAC Warranties
Each manufacturer establishes its own set of warranties for their equipment. Generally speaking, though, all warranties share some similar characteristics. Here are some of them:
- Manufacturer warranties will only cover parts and are only honored if a licensed HVAC contractor deems the defect as the cause of the problem.
- Parts warranties only cover large components of the system. This excludes air filters, fan belts, electrical wiring, and lubrication. Manufactures expect buyers to maintain these parts with the help of a qualified professional
- Manufacturers rarely offer combined parts and labor warranties as they can’t control how the equipment is installed and maintained
- You can actually purchase labor and extended parts warranties from the contractor that installed your system. Even more, by combining with the original manufacturer warranty, you’ll enjoy great long-term protection, in addition to savings in the case that something goes wrong with your system.
How to Prevent Voiding Your HVAC Warranty
Wondering if a service contract is worth it? Well, the truth is that a service contract actually goes hand in hand with warranties. Why? Well, most warranties only remain valid if you acquire services for your system from a certified HVAC contractor. Furthermore, scheduled tune-ups are great in avoiding the hassle associated with unexpected breakdowns. They also help catch problems early, helping consumers avoid unnecessary repairs. Service contracts are also great for keeping your systems running efficiently, consequently keeping your energy bills low. Here are some things to avoid in order to keep your HVAC warranty valid:
- Failing to follow through with the registration process
- Purchasing replacement parts from a different company
- Not installing the equipment properly
- Neglecting to service the system annually
- Failing to keep proper records
For More Information, Contact Houston Admiral
Whether it’s shopping for a new system or scheduling an installation service, Houston Admiral is the team for you. Furthermore, our technicians are extensively trained and certified. As such, you’ll find that we’re capable of offering high-quality heating and cooling services. Additionally, we also offer service contracts to assist with the maintenance of your system. Contact us today to learn more. You can reach Houston Admiral by calling (281) 876-9400. Moreover, visit our website to check out our service contracts. We look forward to hearing from you.