Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

3 Tips For Maximizing Your New Air Conditioner's Warranty

Isaiah Chapman

Your home's new air conditioner will likely last many years, but mechanical faults can occur in even the most reliable and high-quality systems. Unfortunately, repairing problems with a central air conditioning system can be fairly expensive. Some components, such as the compressor, are so costly that replacing the whole system will often make more sense than repairing the faulty part.

The manufacturer and installer warranties on your new air conditioner can provide you peace of mind, but these policies aren't as "fire and forget" as you might expect. These three tips will help you get the best possible warranty on your new system and take the necessary steps to maintain it.

1. Understand Manufacturer Warranty Terms

Manufacturer warranties typically fall into general parts warranties and compressor warranties. The compressor is the most expensive part of your air conditioner, so manufacturers will usually offer longer warranties on this critical component. Sometimes, the compressor warranty may be many years longer than the general parts warranties.

Note that manufacturer warranties rarely cover labor, so replacing a faulty part won't necessarily be a zero-cost affair. Higher-end units also tend to have longer warranties. Buying a more expensive unit can sometimes pay off in the long run since you may be able to avoid unexpected parts expenses as your unit ages.

2. Ask About Your Labor Warranty

Labor warranties are separate from parts warranties. Your labor warranty will usually come directly from your air conditioning installer. Labor warranties can vary substantially, but manufacturers may require authorized dealers to offer warranties with certain lengths or terms. Some installers may also offer different tiers of labor warranty or vary warranty coverage based on the unit you install.

The best way to learn the details of your labor warranty is to talk with your installer. You may have some options for increasing your warranty length, such as purchasing an extended warranty through your dealer. These options won't be a good fit for every budget or household, but they may be useful if you want to spend more now for more long-term confidence.

3. Take Steps to Maintain Your Warranty

Unfortunately, you generally won't get the most from your HVAC equipment warranty by doing nothing. First and most importantly, you must register your equipment with your manufacturer. Your installer may handle this step for you, but always ask to be sure. Registering your warranty will typically extend it or provide extra benefits.

Your installer may also have additional requirements to maintain your labor warranty. These requirements typically involve scheduling routine annual service visits. Fortunately, these annual service visits are also a great way to extend the life of your system and maintain its efficiency, making them an excellent option even without the added warranty benefits.

For more information, contact a residential air conditioning system installation professional near you.