An HVAC warranty is a handy thing to have, especially during the Indiana winters. If something goes wrong in below-freezing temperatures, a warranty will help you get it fixed quickly and inexpensively. Does your system have a warranty? How long does it last? What if you void it by mistake? Here’s everything you need to know about your HVAC warranty.

Types of HVAC Warranties

There are three types of warranties for your HVAC system. First is the manufacturer’s warranty. The company that made the unit will insure it, usually for 10 or 12 years, against faulty parts or problems during manufacturing.

Second is the installation warranty. Poor installation can damage the system, causing parts to break and shortening the unit’s life span. However, any reputable HVAC contractor will guarantee their work for at least one year. If anything breaks during that time due to installation problems, your installation warranty should cover it.

Finally, there’s the extended warranty, which can cover basic parts and labor once your other warranties have expired and which generally come with an annual service contract. However, they’re also very expensive, and there’s a lot they don’t cover. Usually, they’re not worth the trouble.

What Will Void Your HVAC Warranty?

There are a few things to be careful of if you want to keep your warranty intact. First is installation. If your system wasn’t installed properly, the warranty will be voided. Make sure your technician is NATE certified for HVAC installation and can do the job properly.

The other killer of an HVAC warranty is ignoring annual maintenance. When your technician inspects your system, they make sure it’s running at peak efficiency. This includes spotting any potential issues with the system and fixing them before they become worse. If you don’t get your annual tuneup, one of these minor issues can turn into a bigger, more expensive problem. That’s why your warranty will be voided if you haven’t kept up with your HVAC maintenance.Whether you have an HVAC warranty or not, Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing can keep your system running smoothly. We provide top home-comfort solutions for Indianapolis.