Six Important Things To Know About Your Warranty When You Have A New AC Unit Installed

Your warranty is an important consideration when you have a new AC unit installed in your home. Without adequate warranty coverage, you could be hit with significant AC repair expenses down the road. 

The following are six important things to know about your warranty when you have a new AC unit installed. 

The cost of the warranty

Some AC unit installations will include warranty coverage free of charge, but others may require you to pay for warranty coverage. If you have to pay for your warranty, it's especially important to evaluate what you're getting and make sure your warranty is worth the added cost. 

The amount of time the warranty is good for

The longer a warranty's coverage is good for, the more valuable that warranty is. Typically, an AC warranty should last around 10 years. However, some warranties could be longer or shorter. If you want your warranty to last longer than 10 years, you might have to pay more for it.

When considering the length of your warranty, it's a good idea to keep in mind that an AC unit can last as long as 20 years. 

Which AC parts the warranty covers

Ideally, you want a warranty that will cover you for both parts and labor. Read the fine print. AC components that tend to experience malfunctions the quickest are the thermostat, the fan, and the compressor. It's important that your warranty offers coverage for these key components. 

How you could possibly void the warranty

Warranty terms usually indicate certain actions on the part of the owner that could void warranty coverage. For example, warranty coverage could be void if your unit becomes damaged because you try to carry out DIY repairs on it.

Make sure you're aware of any possible means of voiding your warranty so you don't accidentally do something that causes you to lose your coverage. 

Who will perform repairs that are covered by the warranty

Some warranties include terms and restrictions regarding who must handle any repairs that are covered by the warranty. Make sure that your warranty will cover repairs with a reputable HVAC service that is conveniently located to your home. 

Options for additional warranty coverage

You may find that you have a few warranty options to choose from. For example, you can sometimes invest in an extended warranty if you feel that standard warranty coverage won't last long enough.

Be sure to explore your options and select the warranty option that provides the best value. 

For more information about AC unit installation, contact a company near you.