When purchasing a new heating system for your home, the length of the warranty that accompanies this system will likely play an important role in your decision regarding which system to buy. However, what you may not realize is that the life of this warranty can be cut drastically short if you fail to live up to any of the responsibilities set forth for you in the terms of the warranty. All too often, individuals will violate these terms without even realizing it. Consequently, these individuals are shocked when they go to file a claim against their warranty only to find out that it is null and void. Thankfully, taking the time to review the information below can help to prevent you from finding yourself in this same situation.
The Installation Of Your Heating System
When installing a new heating system in your home, the warranty company will require that this installation is completed according to all manufacturer specifications. While a well trained DIY enthusiast may be able to accomplish this task, the average homeowner will not. Consequently, it is always best to have your heating system installed by a professional HVAC contractor rather than taking a DIY approach.
In addition to protecting your warranty coverage, choosing to take advantage of professional installation will also provide you with a secondary level of coverage in the event that anything goes wrong. This is because licensed HVAC installation contractors must be insured in order to protect you against any financial loss if they damage your system or cause the loss of your warranty coverage during the installation process.
The Maintenance Of Your Heating System
A manufacturers warranty is designed to protect you against faulty products or parts. These warranties are not intended to cover the cost of repairing problems that could have been avoided through the proper use and maintenance of the product. Therefore, many warranty companies will request documentation regarding the maintenance of your heating system anytime you file a claim against your coverage.
While recommended maintenance schedules can vary from one make and model to the next, most manufacturers recommend that you change your air filter each month and that your heating system is professionally serviced once a year. When filing a claim against your warranty, you will need to provide proof that this maintenance was completed. Utilizing a yearly service contract through your local HVAC contractor is often the most effective way to do this by ensuring all of your maintenance records can be easily accessed.
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