Upgrading to a new HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system is a big decision, but many homeowners aren’t sure how to best protect their financial investment. It’s important to understand the different features a home comfort product offers and it’s also essential to be aware of the terms, conditions and limits of different HVAC warranties.
Warranty Term: This refers to the length of time that a manufacturer warranty will remain valid. Quality HVAC manufacturers should stand behind their products, so it’s wise to inquire about different warranty terms when shopping for a new furnace or air conditioner.
Parts Warranty: Most HVAC warranties offer a guarantee on specific parts. If a licensed contractor determines a part has failed as a result of manufacturer defect, or if the parts have failed prematurely, the cost for a replacement part will be covered; however, you should be aware that part warranties usually don’t cover labour costs.
Extended Warranty: The most crucial parts of your home comfort system will typically be eligible for extended warranty coverage offered by the manufacturer. This can include components such as the heat exchanger in a furnace and the compressor in an air conditioner. Professional maintenance is essential for prolonging the life of your system, but opting for an extended warranty will help ensure the most important replacement parts and repairs are fully covered down the road.
Warranty Conditions & Restrictions: It’s important to remember that most HVAC warranties will only remain valid if your system was installed by a certified technician and if inspection and maintenance are carried out annually. You should also keep copies of all the necessary receipts and paperwork.
Installation & Labour Warranty: Heating and cooling companies should also stand behind their products. In addition to the manufacturer warranty, homeowners can take advantage of labour and installation warranties offered by the contractor that installs and maintains their system. A1 Air Conditioning & Heating offers a unique Quality Assurance program to ensure every furnace and air conditioner installation adheres to A1’s high standards and our customers are completely satisfied.
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