When you buy a new heating or cooling system for your Hoover, Alabama, home, it comes with a 10- to 15-year limited warranty. This warranty covers manufacturer defects and any repairs or replacements needed. To keep the warranty on your HVAC system valid, here are a few things to be mindful of.
Don’t Use an Unlicensed Contractor
While it may be tempting to use a cheaper HVAC contractor, trying to cut corners comes with many disadvantages. An unlicensed contractor may not install the system properly, resulting in a poorly functioning system and frequent breakdowns. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for problems associated with an incorrectly installed HVAC system.
Register The Warranty
Many homeowners forget to register the warranty. Most HVAC manufacturers require that you register the warranty online within a limited amount of time. Failing to do so can void the warranty, shorten the length of the warranty, or cause delays in repairs. On a hot summer’s day in Birmingham, the last thing you want is to wait days, or even weeks, for air conditioner repairs.
Be Diligent With HVAC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance is a cost many homeowners prefer to avoid. However, regular HVAC maintenance is important in keeping your system running efficiently. It’s also a factor most manufacturers will take into account when you apply for a claim on your warranty. Don’t allow unqualified technicians to work on the system or use third-party parts. Hire a licensed contractor who will use the manufacturer-approved parts.
Make Sure You Keep Records
It doesn’t help to use a licensed HVAC contractor and keep up with maintenance if you toss out all the paperwork. Not keeping the contractor’s receipt from the installation and a record of maintenance can cause you to lose your warranty. In many cases, manufacturers want proof that you’ve used a credible HVAC contractor and want to see a record of maintenance.
For professional HVAC installation backed by an excellent warranty, contact Total Comfort Heating and Air, LLC. at (205) 944-1166. We employ NATE-certified technicians and only use genuine manufacturer authorized parts.
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