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What Factors Might Affect My HVAC Warranty?

April 21, 2016
HVAC Repair Dallas

What Factors Might Affect My HVAC Warranty?

While warranties on various HVAC systems will differ slightly from one another, there are a few things that most will have in common. A number of items will affect your warranty, possibly reducing the coverage you get from it or voiding it entirely. Keeping these things in mind will help you get the most out of your HVAC warranty in the months and years to come.

Proper Installation

First of all, it’s important for the unit to be installed correctly. If it isn’t, you will likely face a number of operational problems as well as a high probability that your warranty will be void. To make sure your HVAC system is installed properly, get professional, experienced installers to do it. A NATE certified contractor will be your best bet in this case.

Annual Maintenance

In addition to professional installation, getting HVAC maintenance done annually is vital to keeping your unit running properly and preventing expensive problems. As such, regular maintenance is crucial to maintaining the warranty. If something comes up that could have been prevented with routine checkups, your warranty will most likely be void.

Also, you should keep any documents pertaining to maintenance visits as proof that you are doing everything necessary to keep your system working properly. When the time comes to get the warranty provider involved in a repair, you will need that documentation.

Using the Right Parts

Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts are tested for full compatibility with your furnace or air conditioner. Using these parts in repairs is therefore important to keeping it running smoothly, and thus factors into the warranty. In some cases, using the wrong parts can void the warranty since they aren’t necessarily guaranteed to hold up the way they need to or to be fully compatible with your system.

Registration

When you get anything new, filling out paperwork is probably the last thing you want to do. After installation of your new furnace or AC, however, you will want to be sure it’s registered. Otherwise, it may void the warranty. Even if it doesn’t, it will make finding information on your unit and its warranty much more difficult when the need for repairs arises.

Making sure your HVAC equipment is properly installed and maintained by certified professionals is vital to keeping the warranty current on your system. When you need expert repairs or installation of your heating or cooling systems, contact the air quality experts at Climate Tech Air Conditioning and Heating for the skilled, certified service you need.

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