What to Know About a Good HVAC Warranty. A good HVAC warranty is your protection from large expenditures for a 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.
The term or duration of the warranty generally means the length of time the warranty covers. Parts are guaranteed for their workmanship and proper operation. A Labor warranty covers the installation itself and any work involved in repair or replacing warrantied parts. It is important to know the specific terms of your warranty. With new installations, Air Doctor Heating and Air provides a 10 year parts and labor warranty. Most HVAC companies warranty new parts but may not cover labor. It is a very important thing to know before purchase.
Limitations and Requirements
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 you may still need to register the equipment purchase with the manufacturer. See our Blog 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 provides 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.
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. Always have your new system properly maintained and serviced by authorized professionals only. Maintenance and service by Air Doctor Heating and Air will assure you are compliant with your warranty.
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.