A warranty is defined as “a written guarantee, issued to the purchaser of an article by its manufacturer, promising to repair or replace it if necessary, within a specified period of time.” Having such a warranty when investing in major purchases can help give the purchaser peace of mind that there is compensation if there is a problem. Your HVAC system is a prime example of how having a warranty can be useful in the event something in the system goes wrong. Unfortunately, minus the terms of the agreement such as time and parts covered, the warranty can become useless through things you do or do not do. Today, we at NY NJ A/C Connection would like to elaborate on the most common causes your warranty may become void.
Annual HVAC Preventive Maintenance is Neglected
To keep your system running efficiently and reducing the risk of breakdowns, proper heating and cooling maintenance is vital. In addition to reducing breakdowns by up to 95% and lowering energy bills by up to 30%, professional maintenance is typically a prerequisite for your manufacturers warranty. A licensed professional HVAC technician is required for units to be installed, repaired, and maintained for most warranties. Every year, optimally, it is best to get the cooling unit serviced in the early spring and the heating system tuned-up in the early fall, however, it is better to get done late than not at all. When the professionals provide the installation, repairs, and maintenance services, be sure to have a written documentation kept on file to ensure the warranty is valid.
Hire a Licensed HVAC Contractor for Central AC Installation & Replacement of Parts
As they are one in the same thing essentially, these elements are worth mentioning in tandem with one another. When it comes to whole installation of the unit, or replacing a part through repair services, it is necessary to have a licensed HVAC system contractor complete the services. Where it might seem tempting to get the work done through a friend or yourself or use cheaper parts to save a few dollars, in the long run, you risk frequent breakdowns, insufficient repairs, increased operating costs, and a warranty that is no longer valid. Be sure that when you hire a professional it is an authentic contractor and not a handyman, and off-brand are avoided during the repairs. For peace of mind, you are not overstepping boundaries asking for credentials such as licensing, bonded documentation and even insurance coverage. Take the time to do your research and select a reputable certified HVAC contractor before you need the installation, repairs, and maintenance services so you are not scrambling the last minute to find assistance. Professionals are well attuned with the installation and repair process and strive to make their customers happy with quality services.
HVAC Warranty Registration
Within 60 days of installation, typically, you must get the warranty registered. Registration can be done by mail, phone, or online, this will cover at minimum 10 years. Ensure you have proof of coverage and proof of purchase from a licensed HVAC contractor as well. As soon as you can, it is important thing is that you remember to register your new HVAC system.