Most homeowners are very much aware of how important an HVAC warranty can be if their heating or cooling system breaks down. But many of them are unaware that you can easily void an HVAC warranty if you’re not careful. Although it’s important that you read over every detail of warranty documentation, here are five common mistakes some homeowners make:
Forget to Register the Warranty
As soon as your new HVAC equipment has been installed, fill out the warranty documentation, whether in paper or online form, to register it. Neglecting to do so may negate the warranty altogether or, at the very least, decrease its coverage.
Use Off-Brand Parts for Replacement
OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts are recommended because they’ve been tested for compatibility and reliability with the system you’ve installed. While off-brand parts will often work just fine, the manufacturer will be unable to determine if the part may be the reason for a problem with the system.
Install the System Improperly
When it comes to the installation of a new HVAC system, homeowners should rely on a professional technician. If the system hasn’t been properly installed, it can void an HVAC warranty.
Neglect Annual Maintenance
It’s important that you hire a technician to give your heating and cooling system a tune-up once a year. This will optimize its efficiency, prolong its life span, and improve indoor air quality. Plus, it will keep the warranty intact.
Don’t Keep Proof of Maintenance
If you end up using the warranty for service, the manufacturer may ask for proof that you’ve had the system serviced. Make sure that you file all service receipts and paperwork to keep it available.
For more expert advice on how not to void an HVAC warranty, or if you have any questions related to home comfort, contact the professionals at Bryans United Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Gretna, New Orleans, Luling, Metairie, Hahnville, Marrero, Harvey, St. Rose, Laplace and surrounding areas since 1982.
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