A new A/C may be one of the most expensive appliances you have in your home, and taking some time to study the air conditioner warranty before purchasing the new system can help you be a better consumer. If you’ve already purchased and installed a new system, you still might be able to acquire a warranty to protect you down the road.
Two types of warranties exist. All reputable manufacturers of air conditioners provide warranties of varying lengths as long as the equipment has been installed by licensed technicians. The original warranty may run from one year to 10 or more. Another type is an extended warranty that you can purchase for an air conditioner that’s already installed. Newer systems may qualify for a warranty, depending on the manufacturer.
Lennox, for example, has an extended warranty program that covers HVAC systems after the original warranty expires. These types of programs help you avoid costly parts replacements and labor costs. You may also be able to transfer an air conditioner warranty to the next owner of your home, which can add value to your home and help it sell faster.
It’s also a good idea to spend some time with your HVAC contractor or the air conditioner manufacturer to understand what’s required to keep your warranty or the extended warranty valid. Some companies require routine maintenance and won’t cover repairs that are caused from neglecting your equipment, like failing to change the air filters. The HVAC installer can also tell you how much time you have to submit the information to the manufacturer to activate the warranty.
Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing is a premier Lennox dealer. If you’d like to learn more about an air conditioner warranty, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. We’ve provided HVAC services for the Grand Traverse County area since 1980.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air conditioner warranties and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.