The HVAC system is an integral part of your home, and repair costs can be quite steep. A warranty of the system will cover you much of the time, but unfortunately, you can easily void an HVAC warranty if you’re not careful. Here are five ways this might accidentally happen:
You Don’t Register the Warranty
No one enjoys filling out paperwork or online forms, but you must register an HVAC warranty for it to be valid. While most companies will allow you to do this at a later date if forget, you don’t want to delay service in the event that your system experiencing a problem.
You Use Off-Brand Replacement Parts
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts are approved for use in your HVAC system because they’ve been tested and assured. While most third-party parts work just as well, the manufacturer can’t guarantee their compatibility, so this may void an HVAC warranty.
The System Is Installed Improperly
Improper HVAC equipment installation can cause a variety of problems, which is why it can void a warranty. Find an HVAC contractor who is familiar with your system and will guarantee their work to ensure that you’re protected.
You Neglect Annual Maintenance
Annual maintenance is a great way to prolong the life of your system and improve its energy efficiency, but it’s necessary for a warranty to remain valid. The best time to schedule maintenance is just before the start of a heating or cooling season.
You Have No Proof of Maintenance
The HVAC warranty may call for you to provide proof that you’ve been maintaining the system on a regular basis. Keep every bit of paperwork that you receive from your contractor so that you’ll have it on hand.
For more expert advice on how not to void an HVAC warranty, or for other home comfort concerns, contact the professionals at Bradbury Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Pinehurst, Shenandoah, Spring, Tomball and surroundings areas for more than 25 years.
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