Air Conditioner Warranty -- Is Your System Protected?
by Greg Leisgang on August 9, 2012
Posted in: Air Conditioners
An air conditioner is a significant purchase in terms of cost and value to your Greater Cincinnati home. That's why it's important to protect your system with an air conditioner warranty.
If you're buying a new system or have recently purchased an air conditioner for your home in the greater Cincinnati area, take the opportunity to register the model and activate at least the standard warranty to protect your equipment.
It's important to recognize that your warranty will likely require you to have annual professional maintenance to validate the warranty. Failure to do this could void your warranty.
Depending on the manufacturer, the warranty that comes with your air conditioner will generally cover major parts for a certain period of time, but may not cover problems with components such as refrigerant lines and electrical relays.
An extended air conditioner warranty will cover those issues and more, and if your air conditioner is less than five years old, you may be eligible to purchase an extended warranty.
When considering an extended warranty, ask some key questions:
- Will replacement of parts such as the compressor or coil be covered beyond the length of the original warranty?
- Will labor costs be covered as well as parts?
- How long is the coverage of the different plans?
- What is the cost difference between plans?
- What is the difference in the level of coverage of the plans offered?
- Will the plan transfer to new owners if I sell my home?
- Do you offer an option with no deductible?
As a homeowner, you never want to experience air conditioner failure, but an air conditioner warranty means you won't break your budget getting it running again.
Keep your air conditioner on track
Protecting your warranty is not the only benefit to annual HVAC service. If you have a preventive maintenance agreement with a professional HVAC contractor, your system will operate more efficiently, last longer and give you greater comfort and better air quality. It can even pay for itself over time in lower energy bills and fewer repair costs.
We are happy to answer your questions if you're interested in an air conditioner warranty. Just contact us at JonLe Heating & Cooling. We've been serving Greater Cincinnati for more than 50 years.