Immediately after you buy an HVAC system for your home, you must check the warranty coverage information that comes with the unit. In many cases, homeowners have not read the warranty information. Consequently, they use the system without realizing that they may actually be voiding the warranty if they are not careful.
In the warranty document, you will learn information about the conditions that affect heating and cooling repairs, maintenance, and the replacement of parts. Keeping the warranty valid enables homeowners to save money if there is a problem with the system within a specific period.
How To Avoid Voiding HVAC Warranty Ellington CT
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You must follow the terms of the HVAC warranty if you do not wish to void the conditions. The terms may be different for each manufacturer. Here are some mistakes that homeowners make that may cancel the warranty and end up costing them a lot of money.
1. Failing To Register The HVAC Equipment
When you buy a new piece of cooling or heating equipment, you probably cannot wait to start using it right away. However, do not forget to fill out the necessary paperwork. If you do not file the paperwork immediately, you are making a costly mistake.
Many HVAC manufacturers now let you enter your paperwork online. However, it is all too easy to forget to do it if you set the information aside. Doing so will cause significant problems in the future. If there is a failure with your HVAC system and your warranty is not registered, you may not be able to retrieve the required information later. You may need to redo the entire process before you can have anyone repair the system. Unfortunately, this will lead to a delay in having your equipment serviced.
Some companies will void the warranty completely if the homeowner has not registered it within a timeframe.
2. An Unqualified Person Installs The HVAC Unit
You may have a friend who is good at installing appliances heor you may be good at installing appliances yourself. You may think you can simply install your HVAC system without a professional. Very often, HVAC manufacturers specify that only a properly licensed HVAC contractor is allowed to install the cooling or heating system or the warranty is void.
Very often, general contractors or handymen who do home improvement projects will offer to do HVAC installation services. They charge an affordable fee so that homeowners who want to spend less money on installation will hire them.
However, having someone install the system who does not have the correct installation requirements may void the HVAC warranty.
You should never hire anyone to install HVAC equipment unless you have checked to ensure that they are properly insured, licensed, and bonded.
3. Using Third-Party Brands For HVAC Replacement Parts
Homeowners are often told to use OEM parts (original equipment manufacturer) when they need a replacement part. This is an important step that many homeowners neglect. OEM parts have undergone rigorous testing so you can be certain they are going to be compatible with your HVAC system. More than likely, you will not have any issues with your warranty if you use OEM parts as replacements. If there are problems that come up, you can easily make a successful warranty claim when you use the specified parts.
You will run into warranty problems if you use products manufactured by a third party. These replacement parts are usually safe to use, but they may not be guaranteed to work properly with your particular HVAC system. If your HVAC system stops working, your warranty may not cover repair costs, especially when using third party products. This aspect is valid even if the third party products did not cause the problem.
4. Neglecting Annual HVAC System Maintenance
An HVAC system must undergo regular maintenance. Heating and cooling equipment requires an annual tune-up to work correctly and ensure the efficiency of the system. It will also help you save on the cost of energy to heat and cool your home. Annual HVAC system maintenance will help your equipment last longer.
Many HVAC brands require an annual system tune-up by a licensed contractor. If you do not have annual maintenance performed, they may void the warranty.
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The warranty on your HVAc system is a valuable asset to protect your investment. Be sure to pay attention to all the conditions that might void it. Also, you should keep all records for the system, including the receipts. This will help ensure you have proof when there is a problem.
Reach out to Miller Oil Company for reliable heating and cooling services. We have a team of experienced and licensed technicians who are ready to help you improve system performance and efficiency.
Our company offers better HVAC solutions than any competitor. You can expect affordable rates for tune-ups, repairs, and installations. We can even provide free consultations at your home. Call Miller Oil Company today to set up an appointment.
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