Do or Don’t: HVAC Warranties

When it comes to the heating and cooling systems in your home, each are essential to creating a comfortable environment throughout the year. The last thing you want to deal with is costly repairs when there is a problem or an extended period when your systems are not properly working. But are extended warranties really the best way to cover necessary repairs in the long run? Any time that an extended warranty is offered, it requires an additional expense on top of what you’ve already laid out for your heating or cooling system. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to buy an extended warranty, here are a few things to consider first:

1. Consider the basics of the warranty.

If you consider most manufacturer warranties, you’re likely going to be covered for at least five years for the parts included in your HVAC system. This is separate from your labor warranty, which covers problems with installations. You need to decide if you want to extend the manufacturer’s warranty for an additional fee. You should also ask your HVAC service provider about their specific warranty program. If your service provider says your warranty has you covered for X amount of years, ask for written documentation to provide you with proof. You also want to ensure that labor is included in your coverage. Otherwise, you will have expensive repair bills with every service visit.

2. Consider a service contract.

Rather than investing in an extended warranty, you can inquire about a service contract with your HVAC professionals. If the price is reasonable, you can pay one fee on an annual basis that will cover routine maintenance and visits when problems arise. If the service contract is too costly, you should still take preventative measures and schedule regular visits to ensure your HVAC system is in good shape when you need it most.

3. Contact Sea Coast Air Conditioning to learn more.

If you’d like to learn more about a warranty for your HVAC system, turn to the dedicated team of professionals at Sea Coast Air Conditioning. With over 20 years in the business and a commitment to excellence, you can count on the Sea Coast Air Conditioning team for all of your HVAC needs. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and our warranties.

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