Whether you have an older HVAC unit or a modern one, it’s always wise to know the details of the HVAC warranty. While HVAC warranties vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, there are some common factors. Knowing these factors will help you ensure the validity of the warranty in case you need to use it.
HVAC Warranty Compliance
Most manufacturers offer either a five or seven year warranty on their HVAC systems. Typically, the warranty only covers parts and not labor. This is due to the fact that the manufacturer has no control over who installed the HVAC system and no control over whether or not the unit was installed properly. This is why you should always make sure that the certified installer gives you a one year warranty on labor. In addition, some manufacturers offer an extended warranty as an option. Usually, an extended warranty is for an additional five to 10 years and will cover both parts and labor.
HVAC warranty compliance requires that the unit be installed by a certified technician and regularly maintained by a licensed HVAC contractor. If you don’t meet these two requirements, the warranty will be considered void by the manufacturer. In order to ensure that the warranty is valid, it’s a wise decision to purchase a preventative maintenance plan from an HVAC contractor. Even if you have an extended warranty, the manufacturer will request documentation to prove that you are in compliance with the requirements of the warranty. Being in compliance can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Preventative Maintenance Plans at AC by Luquire
At AC by Luquire, we offer preventative maintenance plans for all types of HVAC systems to keep you in compliance with manufacturer’s warranties. For just a few dollars a month, you can easily afford the protection you need for compliance. During a service visit, our skilled technicians perform a variety of tasks on your unit including:
- Lubrication of all moving parts
- Check and repair of leaks
- Cleaning of coils
- Test contactor function
- Inspection of blower belt
- Clean and adjust automatic controls
- Check on refrigerant levels
With a regular maintenance plan, not only will you keep your warranty valid, you’ll be saving money on potential repairs and increasing the lifecycle of your unit. Industry studies have demonstrated that regular maintenance lessens the chance of a repair by 40 percent and increases the lifespan of a unit by 30 percent.
If you’re in the market for a modern HVAC unit in Pike Road, AL, you’ll find that we are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and offer the most revolutionary products on the market. You’ll also find that Carrier offers some of the best HVAC warranties in the industry.