Purchasing a new HVAC system can be a big monetary investment for anyone. Fortunately, your new equipment will come with a warranty to help pay for faulty parts. However, if you’re not careful, you could accidentally void your HVAC warranty and be stuck paying for repairs yourself.
Using Non-OEM Parts
Whether you have to wait too long for OEM parts or you’re in a financial bind, installing generic system parts can be much cheaper than paying for the manufacturer’s parts. However, if you opt for installing non-OEM parts in your HVAC system, it can void your warranty. All manufacturers require that you use only their parts because they know how they predictably function.
Not Registering Your System
After you have a new HVAC system installed in your home, the system installer will supply you with vital documentation. This includes where to register your unit, its serial number, and so forth. Most manufacturers require that you register your HVAC system with them in the first 30 to 60 days of owning it. Failing to do so can prevent you from establishing a warranty on your system.
Natural or Intentional Damage
Your warranty will likely be voided if you intentionally damage your HVAC unit or if a natural disaster, like a flood, ruins it. When it comes to natural disasters, your homeowner’s insurance will typically pay to replace the unit instead of your HVAC warranty.
Skipping Professional Maintenance
Your HVAC system isn’t intended to be run without having annual maintenance. This maintenance helps to lubricate parts and ensures that everything is in good working order. While you may want to skip paying a professional to perform annual maintenance to save some money, that’s not a good idea. Not having actual records of annual professional maintenance can void your warranty.
Hometown HVAC Services
Valley Mechanical LLC is your hometown HVAC service professional in Blue Springs, MO. We can help with all of your AC and heating installation, repairs, and maintenance as well as your indoor air quality and commercial HVAC needs. Give our office a call today to schedule your next service appointment.