How HVAC Warranties Keep Heating & Cooling Systems Protected
HVAC equipment like furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners can be a significant investment, and with Minnesota’s highly variable weather, it is important that these systems are dependable, effective, and long-lasting. By choosing an HVAC system with a generous warranty, you can minimize the chances of trouble and ensure problems like part defects are corrected promptly. HVAC warranties will vary by the manufacturer and installer, but in most cases, system defects are covered for a limited period by the manufacturer, while the installer may offer additional coverage for labor or parts beyond the manufacturer’s warranty.
To learn more about HVAC warranties and what they cover, contact our HVAC experts at Total Comfort. We serve homeowners throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, providing top-quality heating, air conditioning, and air quality services. Call (763) 383-8383 or contact us online to speak with one of our experienced HVAC technicians today!
Common Types of HVAC Warranties
The manufacturers of HVAC systems can only vouch for the quality of their equipment. For an HVAC system to be as reliable and efficient as possible, you need both quality equipment and an experienced, professional HVAC contractor to install it. This means that your system will often be covered by more than one warranty. The most common types of HVAC warranties include:
- The manufacturer’s warranty – This limited warranty protects your system against manufacturer’s defects for a set period after the installation. To qualify for reimbursement under this coverage, the HVAC failure must be determined by a qualified HVAC professional to be caused by a manufacturer’s defect and not everyday wear, misuse, or installation error.
- Parts warranty – This covers major components like heat exchangers and coils for a set period after the installation. Proper maintenance must be provided to prevent premature failure.
- Extended parts and labor warranty – Provided by your HVAC contractor or a third party, this warranty covers the cost of parts and labor for repairs that are not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. This offers the greatest protection for your system, with costs that vary on the length of the warranty and the included benefits.
Contact us today for information about the HVAC warranty programs that we offer at Total Comfort.
How to Protect Your HVAC Warranty
It is important to read and follow the specifications of any HVAC warranty, whether it is the limited warranty from the manufacturer or an extended parts and labor warranty from an HVAC provider or third party. Not everything will be covered under the warranty, and there are several things that can void the warranty completely. To keep your HVAC warranty in full effect, avoid doing the following:
- Skipping the registration process – Many HVAC warranties require registration to ensure that you are qualified for coverage and that your system was installed by a licensed, qualified professional. Skipping the process may void your warranty or severely limit its coverage.
- Failing to maintain the system – If your system is not serviced according to the manufacturer’s procedures and schedule, you may not be covered if defects or problems occur. Routine maintenance should be scheduled at least once or twice annually, and a preventative maintenance program is often the best way to ensure your system receives the care it needs on a regular schedule.
- Using low-quality parts – If generic parts or those from another manufacturer are used to repair your system and something goes wrong in the future, you may not be covered under the original warranty. Most manufacturers recommend using only genuine replacement parts.
- Choosing a subpar installer – If your system is sized or installed improperly, it will not have any coverage under the manufacturer’s warranty. Choose only a high-quality, reputable HVAC contractor for your HVAC installations in the St. Paul area.
- Failing to keep proper documentation – In order to qualify for reimbursement under a warranty, you will typically need to document your claim thoroughly. Be sure to keep receipts, work orders, and contracts for all repairs, maintenance services, installations, and warranty programs.
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HVAC Maintenance Programs in Minneapolis & St. Paul
Routine maintenance is essential to the reliability and performance of your HVAC equipment, plus it provides the care necessary to meet the warranty requirements for your system. At Total Comfort, our Preferred Client Club keeps your equipment in great condition with scheduled maintenance services at cost-effective prices.
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HVAC Services in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area
Whether you need a new HVAC installation, routine maintenance, or help to understand your HVAC warranty, our team at Total Comfort can help.
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