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Do you know what your HVAC product’s warranty means?

warrantyIt’s always smart to do your research before making any major purchases. These are never truer words than when you are deciding to purchase a large home appliance or maintenance system, like an HVAC system.

Purchasing an HVAC is a larger investment than a new computer or a TV for your family room. If your HVAC system stops working, then you are going to be sitting in discomfort and North Florida is too warm and humid for the household to stay comfortable without AC. For those few months when the temperature finally does fall below 80 degrees, the cold nights can actually leave you searching for blankets if your home’s heating system isn’t operating properly.

Often times a misconception that many people face, however, when purchasing an HVAC system is understanding the system’s warranty. When you make a big purchase it’s important to ensure that all of your information correct. If you don’t understand the terms of the warranty, then you may not realize your responsibilities if your HVAC does require a repair.

Here are a few common terms you’ll find on most HVAC warranties:

• Base limited manufacturer’s warranty: This covers the equipment as it leaves the factory and makes its way into your home. It covers the entire system and ensures that everything will be in working order as it is installed in your home or business.
• Registered limited manufacturer’s warranty: To extend the base warranty, it’s required to register your HVAC system. This can be done with the manufacturer. Once you register the HVAC it’s typical to have some extended coverage on the major components of the system. Registration must be completed within 60 days of purchase for this warranty to be valid.
• Registered limited warranty transfer option: If you are selling your home, you may be able to transfer the basic coverage to the new homeowners. In most cases this must be done within 90 days of the sale of the property.
• Optional extended warranty: There are additional warranties that cover repairs for parts and labor, which can be obtained by contacting the manufacturer of your HVAC system.

Every HVAC or manufacturer company has different terms and agreements within their warranty information. To ensure that you get the best HVAC system for your needs, you can purchase your HVAC with the help of an expert from All Weather Contractors.