Just like new vehicle warranties HVAC manufacturer’s warranties are pretty easy to forfeit. Many homeowners don’t realize their mistakes until it’s too late. HVAC systems are complicated, expensive machines! It’s always best to be proactive and learn what you should or shouldn’t do before it’s too late.
The three tops ways homeowners could accidentally their HVAC warranty:
NEGLECTING ANNUAL MAINTENANCE
Maintenance is essential to keeping your system running efficiently. It’s highly recommended across the board from all manufacturers, supply chains, and service companies. Properly performed maintenance can help your pocket in many ways. Not only will it reduce breakdowns but maintenance can save you up to 30% on your energy bills.
Routine maintenance is also required by ALL manufacturers for warranty purposes. Manufacturers will sometimes ask for you to provide documentation prior to warranty claims being approved. Make sure you are hiring a licensed professional and keep records of all service work performed for any future warranty claims.
Scheduling annual maintenance is essential for warranty purposes, energy savings, comfort, and extended life expectancy.
IMPROPER PARTS & INSTALLATION
Whenever scheduling a service or making a repair to a system under warranty make sure you hire a licensed HVAC company. All too often we see homeowners trying to save a couple dollars just to end up with more problems down the road. Using the cheapest labor and/or parts you can find could put your system at risk of additional breakdowns as well as a voided warranty. Be sure anyone working on your system is licensed and only uses factory parts for any repair.
NOT REGISTERING YOUR NEW SYSTEM
Most new HVAC systems come with 5 year parts warranty unless registered. Once you complete the registration you will receive the extended parts warranty, generally 10 years, without any additional cost to you. Most manufacturers require registration within 60 days of install and can be done online or by phone.
When you are registering any new system you will be required to provide model and serial numbers along with proof purchase from a licensed HVAC company. Be sure to start this process immediately just in case you run into any problems. The manufacturer should provide a certificate of registration for your records once the process is completed.
If you are in the market for a new system let R. A. Styron be your one stop shop. We work with all manufacturers so that we can provide multiple options to all of our customers. We are licensed and insured with over 60 years of experience in the HVAC field. Once we install your system our maintenance department will keep your system up and running efficiently. Contact R. A. Styron today to schedule your free estimate!