Did You Know You Could Accidentally Void an HVAC Warranty?Did you know that you could accidentally void an HVAC warranty? Most people do not think about what will void an HVAC warranty. Here are a few things that can.

Not Registering Your Warranty

You have to register your warranty with some manufacturers, and most of the time there is a time limit to do this. If you do not register within that time, you risk losing your warranty or shortening its length.

Replacement Parts Not From the Manufacturer

The manufacturer is not going to guarantee parts they did not make. You might think it is cheaper to buy another brand’s replacement parts, but this can void an HVAC warranty.

Improper Installation

Many problems can arise from your HVAC system not being installed properly. Because of this, it is very important to find a reputable professional to install your HVAC system. A qualified technician can ensure that your system is right for your home and is installed safely and correctly. This will keep the manufacturer’s warranty intact.

No Annual Maintenance

The benefits of annual maintenance are:

  • Increase the life of your unit.
  • Prevent any problems before they become even more costly repairs.
  • Reduce your energy bill.

In addition to these benefits, having annual maintenance by a qualified professional is making sure you do not void and HVAC warranty due to neglect.

No Proof of Maintenance

You will want to have copies of any maintenance receipts in case the manufacturer wants to see them. There is a good chance they will not take your word for it.

What Warranties Cover

Most manufacturer warranties cover manufacturer defects, and this typically only includes major components. Things that are usually not covered are:

  • Electrical wiring
  • Fan belts
  • Lubrication
  • Filters

The homeowner is typically responsible for the maintenance of these parts. The combination of the manufacturer’s warranty and a maintenance agreement offered by your professional can help keep your system running well, save you money, and save you hassle for the life of your system.

For more information on warranties and maintenance in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ area, contact Wolf Mechanical, Inc.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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