Your HVAC warranty protects your investment and is an important part of your HVAC system installation. However, it is possible to lose your warranty. Let’s take a closer look at what’s possible.
What is an HVAC Warranty?
There are two types of HVAC warranty.
1. Equipment Warranty
Your equipment warranty covers the repair cost of a faulty system. If a part is faulty, the manufacturer replaces it for free.
2. Labor Warranty
A labor warranty pays for the manpower required to fix a faulty system. In other words, if your service provider installs your system incorrectly, a labor warranty ensures that you won’t have to pay them to fix it.
How Can You Lose an HVAC Warranty?
Since your warranty protects you from major expenses, be sure to keep it safe. You can lose an HVAC warranty in the following ways.
1. Improper Documentation
Whether your service provider failed to give you proper documentation, or you failed to keep track of it, a lack of paperwork can negate your warranty. Keep HVAC paperwork in a safe place so you can provide proof of installation, maintenance, etc.
2. Using Parts from Another Manufacturer
Some service providers do not offer labor warranties on third-party parts. Make sure you communicate with your HVAC technician before purchasing everything. Remember to get everything in writing, as verbal communication is easily forgotten.
3. Faulty Installation
If you have an equipment warranty but not a labor warranty, you may be stuck with the costs of fixing an incorrectly-installed system.
4. Failure to Schedule Routine Maintenance
Back to the issue of documentation, most warranties require regular system maintenance to be valid. Make sure you follow the warranty’s stipulations and keep a written copy of everything.
How to Maintain Your HVAC System
How can you care for your HVAC system so that you don’t have to use your warranty? Make sure you take the following steps.
1. Change your air filters.
Since air filters are out of sight, they are often out of mind. However, you need to change your air filters regularly to protect your HVAC system as well as your indoor air quality. Clogged and dirty filters can lead to costly repairs and health concerns.
2. Keep your eyes and ears open.
You don’t have to be a licensed professional to know when something looks, sounds, or smells a little off. Inspect your system on your own every once in a while. This will help you know whether or not things are running smoothly.
3. Schedule yearly inspections.
One of the best things you can do for your HVAC system is schedule routine maintenance by a licensed technician. A professional can tune-up small problems before they become big problems.
If you have any further questions, contact Indoor Air Quality today. We serve homeowners in Highlands Ranch and throughout the Denver Metro Area. Our highest priority is the comfort of your home.