A new HVAC system comes with a warranty that will cover certain repairs should something go wrong in a specified amount of time. Warranties usually cover repairs, replacement parts, faulty equipment, along with a few other things. It is possible to void your warranty. Ask any questions you may have so that you are knowledgeable about all the requirements to maintain your warranty for as long as possible. Otherwise, you may be stuck with costly repairs that could have been covered by your warranty.
What Can Void a Warranty?
While every warranty is different, be sure you understand the specific requirements for your equipment, there are a few common things that can void a warranty. Failure to take the first step and register your warranty could create problems down the road. Using off-brand parts to fix your AC unit could also invalidate the warranty. The manufacturer’s parts have been specifically tested and designed for the proper equipment, so a different part isn’t usually covered under the warranty. Not having annual maintenance done on your equipment could also cancel the warranty. HVAC systems need an annual or bi-annual tune-up to make sure everything is in proper working order and to improve the efficiency of the unit. Most warranties insist that regular maintenance is done on the equipment each year, so the warranty stays valid. It is important to document these visits as warranty providers will likely need proof that you have been getting annual maintenance checks done.
Maintenance Plans and Your Warranty
You have probably heard how important it is to schedule regular maintenance for your HVAC system. Homeowners should make it a priority to schedule a bi-annual maintenance because it could be the key to keeping your warranty up to date. When you schedule a maintenance visit with us, a highly qualified E Dennis technician will come out to look over your system. They will first inspect your entire HVAC system to ensure everything is in tip-top shape, including the thermostat and ductwork. Your filter will also be checked and changed if necessary. They will lubricate any parts that may be causing friction to minimize wear and tear on your unit and increase efficiency. If they find a problem, repair will be completed. A regularly scheduled maintenance visit can catch an issue before it becomes an even bigger headache, so don’t leave it off your list of things to do this year.
Benefits of Regular Maintenance
One of the biggest benefits of regular AC maintenance is that it can save you from having to make costly repairs in the future. It also prolongs the life of your HVAC system and keeps it running efficiently all year round, saving you money on energy bills each month. Taking care of your HVAC system also means better air quality because dirt and dust particles are filtered out. Ultimately, if your system is functioning at optimal levels, your home will be comfortable all year round.
Don’t risk costly and unexpected repairs. Be sure to take advantage of regular maintenance checkups and keep up to date on your warranty. E Dennis is here to help!