Understanding HVAC Warranties – Scott-Lee Heating

June 20, 2017


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A new HVAC system is quite a big investment. While you can do all your research and consult with your St Louis HVAC technician to ensure the system you buy is great quality and gets good reviews from other users, like any other electric appliance or device, things can still go wrong. So it’s important to know that you are covered in case of such an eventuality.

What is an HVAC Warranty?

When you purchase your HVAC system, you should check that it comes with some sort of guarantee or warranty. You should also check how long it is for. An HVAC warranty will cover you if your system turns out to have a faulty part. It gives you peace of mind that if your system breaks down within a certain time frame, you won’t have to pay the bill to replace it as it will be replaced or repaired by the manufacturer. Apart from the warranty on the HVAC system itself, you may also be offered a warranty by your St Louis HVAC technician. This means that if there is a problem with the installation, your St Louis HVAC technician will be obliged to return and fix the issue for you free of charge.

Types of Warranties

Warranties differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. Both the type of warranty you are offered and the length of the warranty can be different, so take a look in this when you’re choosing your new HVAC system. It could make a difference to your final decision.

A parts warranty is cover for the parts of your HVAC system and is usually, but not always for five years. To put in a claim a St Louis HVAC contractor will visit to determine that it was indeed a manufacturing defect that has caused to problem. You will also need to be the original owner of the system, except in circumstances when the warranty is allowed to be passed from one owner to the next, for example if you sell your home. Your St Louis HVAC technician will assess the situation and order your new parts. Your parts will be free, but you may have to pay for them to be fitted unless you have a warranty from your contractor that covers labor as well.

Some specific parts may have a longer warranty. There are even some manufacturers who offer a lifetime warranty on some parts within their HVAC systems. This can be a great source of reassurance as if any of those parts were to fail, you would only have to pay the labor costs of having them replaced, even if it is many years later the problem occurs.

Call Scott-Lee Heating Company

Scott-Lee Heating Company repairs all types of air conditioners such as Lennox, Trane, York, Goodman, Bryant, Amana, Heil, Comfortmaker, Carrier, Rudd, Rheem, and American Standard just to name a few. If you are having any problems with your air conditioning system this summer, call us at (314) 200-0788 or fill out our online contact form.

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