A new HVAC system is a big investment, so you want to do your best to maintain your warranty. But did you know there are a number of things you can accidentally do to void it? Here are a few ways an HVAC warranty may be voided.
This is an easily overlooked thing that can void your HVAC warranty. Some HVAC manufacturers require that you go online to register your unit within a certain time period after purchase and installation. If you miss the time period deadline, you won’t have access to the full manufacturer’s warranty.
Registering your new HVAC system is a simple process. Your system installer will provide you with the necessary paperwork about your system and how to register it online. You’ll likely need to go to the manufacturer’s website and input personal data like your physical address and data about your HVAC system, like its serial number.
Improper installation can also void your warranty. Most HVAC manufacturers will require a licensed professional to install your system. This is because if your system isn’t installed properly, any failure that occurs could be the result of improper installation and therefore not the manufacturer’s fault. You may have the know-how to install your system, but unless you want to void your warranty, you need to leave the job to a licensed professional.
While having regular maintenance performed on your HVAC system is crucial to keep it in good working order, it can’t eliminate the risk of experiencing a breakdown from time to time. When this occurs, you might want to try and save a few bucks by fixing the issue yourself.
However, working on your own system can cause you to void your HVAC warranty. Most warranties require a certified service technician to make repairs to ensure a low risk of damaging mistakes. It also isn’t worth risking your safety and equipment performance by trying to repair your system yourself. Instead, contact Comfort World Air Conditioning & Heating to take care of your system so it works at peak performance for many years to come.
Your HVAC unit’s components may seem interchangeable. However, each model and brand of HVAC system has its own parts, and using different ones may void your warranty. Replacement parts are designed to match up with specific HVAC models. Although generic parts are less expensive, they may not perform the same way as the original parts designed for your system. They could need more repairs, break down faster, or cause trouble in the long run. So, to keep your HVAC system running smoothly and your warranty intact, make sure to use the right components.
We talk often about the importance of routine maintenance for your HVAC system. And that’s because HVAC systems require routine maintenance. Maintenance includes a look-over of your system to ensure it’s in good shape and tasks like lubricating moving parts and tightening loose wiring. If your system hasn’t been receiving regular maintenance from a trained professional, your manufacturer can void the warranty.
This is an easy one to avoid. To keep the validity of your HVAC warranty, have a maintenance scheduled at least once a year. Twice a year, in the spring and fall, is better, but once a year will work.
Lack of Documentation
So, how do companies ensure that you’re doing all the necessary steps, like regular maintenance and professional repairs? By requiring documentation. Most companies will require that you have a solid file of documentation regarding your system before they’ll even consider covering a problem. This documentation should include your registration information, your maintenance receipts, and any repair work that was performed on the system.
So, be sure to keep these files in an easily accessible place. If your manufacturer asks for this documentation, you can provide it easily and quickly. If you can’t show proof of something like regular maintenance, it could void the warranty on your entire HVAC system.
Comfort World is Here for Your HVAC Needs
Home and business owners who take proper care of their HVAC systems don’t need to worry about voiding their warranty. If you register your system, schedule regular maintenance, and always work with a professional, you can relax knowing you’re good to go. Our team of professionals are trained to keep manufacturer requirements. So, if you’re in need of a professional to perform repairs or give your system a tune-up, we are here to help.
Our team can provide HVAC maintenance, repair, and air duct repair and replacement. We can also help you install a new air conditioner. We’ve been bringing comfort to the valley for over 30 years, so you can count on us to get the job done right. Our highly trained technicians in Scottsdale, Arizona, want to bring a little more comfort to your world!