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Preparing for Unexpected Expenses

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5 HVAC Financing Methods You Must Consider

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5 Benefits of Financing Your HVAC System

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Financing Benefits

There are many benefits to financing your large, HVAC purchases. Your HVAC Equipment represents a very large investment in your home.
Your HVAC equipment provides you with heat, cooling and proper ventilation although it is more than just that. A properly functioning HVAC system provides safety and health benefits.

Financing HVAC Install and Repair Projects

When you encounter major expenditures with your HVAC equipment, it might be time to consider financing options. Often expenses related to your HVAC equipment are not anticipated. Financing options can help you best manage those unexpected costs.

New Installations

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Cooling System? – Air Doctor

You want to be able to efficiently cool your home during the summer so that you can keep cool even when the temperature rises. You can still upgrade your HVAC, even if you were previously happy with your house's cooling system. HVAC systems do not last forever, and...

Upgrade Your Heating System

How do you know when it’s time to consider upgrading to a new heating system? Obviously if the unit has died or is not working, but it may be wise to consider replacement well before that happens or before costly repairs add up. Many things can greatly affect the longevity and efficiency of your furnace, heat pump or boiler system over the years such as not changing the air filters often enough or not having regular maintenance to ensure proper operation. Additionally, a poorly operating heating unit can negatively impact the air quality in your home.

Google Guaranteed

The Google Guarantee Program was launched by Google in order to build customer confidence in merchants you find through their Google Ads listings.
The program involves a thorough prescreening process where Google will perform the following analysis on a business:
Appropriate Licensing
Adequate Insurance
Background checks for personnel
A review of reviews and ratings
A business must meet these requirements in order to qualify as Google Guaranteed and becomes affixed with their badge.

HVAC Placement

The placement of your indoor and outdoor HVAC equipment can be an important consideration. It must be placed to take in to consideration proper airflow and accessibility. There are several other things to consider as well. Once your unit has been installed it is too late to correct any misplacements. If you are going to have a new system installed, there are several things to take into consideration.
The manufacturer will have specifics regarding placement and air flow, but generally speaking we have several considerations to offer.

Proper Size HVAC System

The proper size HVAC system depends on a number of factors. Bigger is not necessarily better. The bigger the unit, the more energy it consumes, if the unit is undersized then it will need to work much harder and will not produce enough air. It is very important that you have the correct size unit for your application

Referral Rewards

Air Doctor Heating and Air appreciates referrals from customers. We have a special thank you for any new customer referrals which result in a new system installation. We not only thank you, we give you a $50 gift certificate for any and every referral that purchases a new system! There is no limit, so send us a referral for anyone you know needing a new HVAC system.

Mismatched HVAC Systems

The problem with mismatched HVAC systems is that they are just that…systems. They work and perform best when the components indoors and outdoors match. These multi-component systems were designed to work together and operate most efficiently when they are matched.

Ductless, Mini Split AC

Ductless Air Conditioning systems are well worth considering in certain circumstances. Central Air systems operate by sending air through ductwork. The ducts are installed to direct the flow of air through tubes called ducts.

Improve, Upgrade Your HVAC

There are many options for improving and upgrading your existing HVAC system and make your home more comfortable, healthy and efficient.

Most Important Things About HVAC Estimates

It is not always easy to compare HVAC Estimates if you are considering replacing or installing new equipment. The estimates are not always apples to apples so to speak. In this blog we will detail the most important aspects to consider when you receive an estimate for your heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems. Most importantly only consider qualified, licensed and accredited HVAC companies.

Warranty Information

Protect your HVAC Warranty

Protect your HVAC Heating and Air Conditioning equipment and their warranties. There are certain things every homeowner should know. How long is the warranty coverage? What does it specifically cover? How you avail yourself of the protection. Is it limited and if so, how limited?
HVAC Warranties are very important and valuable to you. They can save you a lot of expense over the years.

Warranty

HVAC Warranty

by | Apr 28, 2023 | Warranties | 0 comments

An HVAC Warranty is very valuable to a home owner. It is most important to understand what the warranty covers as well as the terms. Your HVAC system is one of the most expensive appliances in your home. It is wise to know exactly where you stand with your warranty.

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There are two separate HVAC warranties to be aware of when purchasing a new HVAC system:

  • The Parts Warranty which is generally covered by the manufacturer
  • The Labor Warranty which is held by the installation company.

The terms can be anywhere from 0 days to 10 years for each. The specifications for these warranties should be in writing and made known prior to your signing any installation contract. Since these are binding contacts, they can be limited in liability and are not negotiable after the fact.

A good HVAC warranty is your protection from large expenditures for a specified period of time. Your HVAC Equipment is arguably the hardest working equipment in your home. It is designed to last and a good warranty helps to ensure it will.

Parts Warranty

The term or duration of the HVAC warranty generally means the length of time the warranty covers. Parts are warrantied by the manufacturer for their workmanship and cover against defect. Many residential systems will come with a five year manufacturer’s limited warranty.

Often these warranties can be extended to ten years IF the product is registered to the property owner with the manufacturer. Air Doctor Heating and Air registers all equipment we install (where there is a ten year warranty) and keeps records and all documentation.

Warranties do not transfer automatically to a new owner if the property sells. If the warranty is transferrable, then the new owner has 30 days after settlement to register the equipment in their name and often the manufacturer charges an admin fee to do so. For More Information

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Be aware that parts warranties are always subject to approval by the manufacturer and do not cover damage (weather, physical, electrical) or tampering. No one should touch, repair or attempt to repair or replace parts on your HVAC equipment unless they are certified and licensed in your jurisdiction. That would void your warranty. Manufacturers may also require service maintenance records before approving a warranty replacement. It is very important that your system be inspected annually to meet this requirement.

Labor Warranty

A Labor warranty covers the installation itself and any labor work involved in repair or replacing warrantied parts. Labor warranties can be from none to 10 years.  It is important to know the specific terms of your warranty. With new installations, Air Doctor Heating and Air offers a 10 year parts and 10 year labor warranty. Most HVAC companies warranty new parts but not labor or very limited labor. It is a very important thing to know before purchase.

If a major component fails during the first ten years, a ten year parts warranty will cover the cost of the replacement part, but without a labor warranty the cost can be very, very significant.

Limitations and Requirements

Many HVAC warranties cover parts only, not labor. Be sure to know what is and is not covered before you commit to a new system. This equipment is very expensive and any failure of the system could be very costly if not covered. There will be requirements which must be met in order to qualify the warranty. These requirements will be contained in the actual written warranty. The typical requirements:

  • Registering the equipment with the manufacturer **When buying a new home the buyer may still need to reregister the equipment with the manufacturer. See our article regarding registering warranties on new home purchases.
  • Requirements about qualified maintenance. Most warranties will require yearly maintenance by a qualified, certified HVAC professional for the term of the contract. Failure to comply may void the warranty. Air Doctor Heating and Air  CFL ten year labor warranty includes a maintenance contract for two years with new installations at no added cost. Continuing the maintenance contract after that is available for a reasonable fee.
  • Conditions for voiding the warranty include, but are not limited to: alterations, tampering, unauthorized work or service, not following maintenance requirements, failure to register equipment.

DIY HVAC

Not following these conditions may void your warranty. Never replace parts, modify parts or operation, operate in any manner that is not specified in order to protect your warranty. Do’s and Don’ts for a homeowner Always have your new system properly maintained and serviced by authorized professionals only. Maintenance and service by Air Doctor Heating and Air will ensure you are compliant with your warranty. HVAC Maintenance

Keeping records

It is wise to keep all records for any and all work done to your system whether parts are replaced or not. Air Doctor Heating and Air monitors all warranties for new installations we install. We keep all necessary records to provide in case of a warranty claim to make certain you are protected. So whether you are in Charles Town or Martinsburg, West Virginia, Hagerstown, Brunswick, Frederick or Mt Airy Maryland, we have you covered. Call or Text us for a Free Estimate 301-799-7200 or Contact Us

HVAC Licenses

  •   MD HVAC # 17747
  •   WV HVAC # 07874
  •   VA HVAC # 2710071510
  •   PA HICR # PA152515

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