Top 3 Most Common Ways to Void Your HVAC Warranty

Most people are not aware that they can unknowingly void out their own HVAC system’s warranty by some simple actions or nonactions. How does this happen? It isn’t intentional. It is just about being informed and reading your warranty carefully.

For that reason, we highly recommend that you ask your HVAC company for the specific warranty information and understand it completely so you are compliant with the terms.

Here are the top most common ways that homeowners void out their own HVAC warranty by mistake:

  1. Off-brand parts

If you use an off-brand component within your system, most manufacturers will automatically void the HVAC warranty. Off-brand means any part that was made by another company other than the original manufacturer such as Lennox, Carrier, Trane, etc.

Unfortunately, there are some non-reputable companies that are trying to save some bucks on their side by using less expensive parts. Ask what parts they are using to make sure this doesn’t have to you.

  1. Missing deadline to register

When you purchase an HVAC system, the manufacturer requests you to register it with them in order to have the warranty as valid. Typically, there is a deadline immediately after installation to register it. Doublecheck with your HVAC company if they are going to register your system and give you a copy of the registration for proof. A reputable honest company will have no problem registering your system and giving you proof that they did it. Don’t miss this deadline or you will have some serious problems getting the warranty covered in the event anything goes wrong.

  1. Not scheduling regular maintenance

When you purchase an HVAC system, some manufacturers require regular maintenance or they will void out your warranty.

With regular maintenance, you can prevent costly repairs and experience worry-free comfort for years to come. It will help to maintain a longer life of your equipment and protect your manufacturer’s warranty. It will help prevent emergency system failures. You will get better efficiency and capacity by changing your filters and other services.

Your reputable HVAC company usually provides a Maintenance Contract which will give you a discount on any repairs, priority status, 24-hour answering service, etc. You may want to consider this method and get a quote.

If you have any problems or questions with your HVAC system, contact your local Heating and Air company?

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