Warranties for AC repair and HVAC Systems
Written by Super User
Do You Need a Warranty for Your HVAC System?
The HVAC system in the home is perhaps one of the more significant investments that you are ever going to make. Unfortunately, there can be times when the system is going to go out and you may need to have the entire thing replaced, typically at a cost of several thousand dollars. Obviously, you would want to protect your investment to the greatest extent possible and this is where some people have some questions and some confusion sets in. In this chapter, we are going to talk about the benefits of warranties and the different options that may be available for you.
First of all, it is important to understand that there are warranties offered by various services, including some that may be available from the manufacturer. Typically, the manufacturer warranty is going to be very limited and it will only cover the unit for catastrophic failure or for specific problems that can occur within the first few years after you purchase it. It may be possible to buy an extended warranty through the manufacturer, but it is typically a better idea if you purchase one through the service that installed the unit for you.
Even if you do choose to get an extended warranty from the service that provided the unit for you, there are still options that need to be considered. We will take a look at 3 different types of warranties that you can choose and then from that point, you can choose the one that is going to be right for you.
Different Types of Warranties
Labor Only - The first type of warranty is going to cover the cost of labor if any additional work needs to be done on the unit. This type of warranty can work along with the manufacturer warranty, which may cover some of the cost of the equipment if it should happen to fail. You need to make sure that you understand the terms of the labor only warranty, however, and to ensure that they are also going to work along with the manufacturer to pay for as much of the cost as possible.
Parts Only - This type of warranty is only going to cover the cost of the parts that may have failed during the time that the warranty is valid. Any cost that is associated with the labor of installing or repairing the unit is not going to be covered under this particular warranty. It can be beneficial, however, if you want to ensure that you are not paying thousands of dollars for new equipment, should happen to fail.
Labor and Parts - When you want the best warranty that is available, you will choose one that covers both the labor and the parts for the entire unit and installation. This is the more expensive option that is available but when it comes to saving money if something should happen to go wrong, it is the option that you would want to choose. Feel free to( contact us page) contact Select AC for information.