Warranties are important because they can cover expenses if a new HVAC unit malfunctions or shows signs of being defective. To ensure you’re getting a solid warranty, here are a few basic things that your HVAC warranty should include.
Parts vs. Labor Warranties
Manufacturers provide a warranty on HVAC parts such as compressors, heat exchangers, electronics and other specified components. So if any of these parts fail, you can have them repaired or replaced at no additional charge to you. On the other hand, HVAC contractors offer labor warranties to guarantee that their workmanship meets manufacturer specifications and industry standards. If an installation-related issue causes your HVAC system to malfunction, the labor warranty can cover the necessary repair.
To keep the manufacturer warranty of your HVAC system valid, make sure a qualified contractor performs the installation, maintenance or repair of your HVAC system. AC manufacturers often warrant compressors and heat exchangers in HVAC systems.
Compressors do the bulk of AC cooling work through refrigerant vapor compression, which condensates and evaporates air during the cooling process. High-quality air compressors have zero refrigerant leaks and can last for 12-15 years with regular maintenance.
Coils move hot refrigerant across the system and carry the hot air away. These are crucial parts and typically have 10-year warranty coverage from most manufacturers.
- Heat Exchangers
Heat exchangers transfer heat away from a furnace to your rooms. Exchangers are crucial for furnaces to introduce heating in HVAC systems. They often have a long warranty period.
Manufacturers design their products to last with proper care, regular inspections and timely repairs. Check the terms of your HVAC warranty to find out if there are specific requirements you need to follow regarding the maintenance of your HVAC unit.
You can always count on Superior Air to provide high-quality air conditioning installation, repair and maintenance services. Call us at (559) 734-2002 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.