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Caution: 5 Ways to Void an HVAC Warranty

11Nov

void an HVAC warrantyWhether you’ve ever had an HVAC system to break down or not, most of us know the importance of a good warranty that’s meant to protect our investment. Unfortunately, homeowners often will void an HVAC warranty without even realizing it.

The best way to ensure that this doesn’t happen is to read over every detail of the warranty. To give you a head start, here are five common mistakes that will void an HVAC warranty:

Warranty Not Registered

You probably have the same negative feelings toward paperwork as everyone else, but it’s important that you don’t ignore filling out the warranty registration information. You may even be able to do so online. If you forget to get it registered, this could void the warranty or greatly reduce its coverage.

Using Parts From Another Manufacturer

Parts that are made by the manufacturer have been tested to work properly in their systems. If you use a part made by a different manufacturer, damage to the system may occur. To prevent this, the warranty will probably ban the use of outside parts if you wish for it to remain intact.

Improper HVAC System Installation

Installing an HVAC system is definitely something you don’t want to do yourself. It must be handled by a professional HVAC technician who has been properly trained and will guarantee his or her work. Warranties often include this clause because improper installation can cause many problems.

No Annual Maintenance

A yearly tune-up will keep your system running efficiently, prolong its life span, and improve indoor air quality. Neglecting annual maintenance is usually a no-no as far as warranties are concerned.

No Proof of Regular Maintenance

If you use your warranty, the manufacturer may ask for written proof that you’ve been maintaining the system on a regular basis.

For more expert advice on how you may accidentally void a warranty or any other home comfort issues, please contact us at Gulf Coast Air Systems. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Brandon, Riverview, Plant City, Sun City Center and the surrounding area for more than 30 years.

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