As a homeowner, you may want to consider the condition of all the large appliances and equipment you own that make your home comfortable to live in. Your HVAC is one such unit, as it heats or cools your home so your living environment is pleasant and healthy. So, when the time comes to install a new HVAC, give careful thought to purchasing an extended labor warranty.
What is an extended labor warranty?
First, your new heating and cooling equipment will typically come with a basic manufacturer’s limited warranty of about 5 years, which only covers parts. If you want a labor warranty, you will have to go through the HVAC company that installed your new system, because the manufacturer has no way of controlling how the equipment is installed and maintained. Extended warranties add extra coverage time after the initial warranty has run out, which means if you purchase an extended warranty, replacement parts or the labor required to make repairs are covered for an additional 5 to 10 years, depending on the warranty you choose.
Whether for parts or labor, here are a few important steps to take to prevent voiding the limited warranty or extended warranty on your new HVAC in Camden County, GA:
- Failing to register the warranty: Many people are not aware that they have to go through an online warranty registration process before a manufacturer’s warranty will go into effect, although this may not be the case for all warranties. Additionally, there is usually a deadline to get this taken care of. Simply go to the manufacturer’s website and fill out the form to begin benefiting from the limited warranty.
- Not using the company’s replacement parts: If you are still on your limited warranty, then take heed that using the manufacturer’s brand-name replacement parts is a must. Don’t be tempted by less expensive off-brand parts, because you risk voiding the HVAC warranty. Extended warranties may state it’s okay to use the brand of your choosing, but verify this with your HVAC company, and get it in writing.
- Neglecting to perform regular maintenance: Oftentimes, to keep a labor warranty valid means you’ll have to make sure you schedule regular annual preventive maintenance from the dealer or installer. This includes inspections and tune-ups to ensure that your heating and cooling equipment is in good working order. In regards to a manufacturer’s limited warranty, neglecting and not keeping up with preventative maintenance often voids the warranty.
- Not keeping proper records: It’s important that you retain proof of any work done to your system, such as emailed work orders, paperwork and receipts. If you don’t, then the manufacturer may not honor a claim that should be a part of your limited manufacturer’s warranty. The same thing can happen with extended labor warranties if you fail to keep proper maintenance records.
If your home is in need of a new HVAC in Camden County, GA, don’t hesitate to contact the expert team of HVAC contractors at Sam Pickren Air Conditioning & Heating. Give us a call today!
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