Needing AC repair is an unfortunate and inconvenient occurrence, especially when it’s the middle of summer. If you require AC repair and are thinking about using a warranty to cover the costs, there are several important things you should know before your make the call:
1. Know Your Warranty Term – Warranties aren’t meant to last forever, and it’s important to know whether your warranty is 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, or for some other term. Extended warranties offer the longest term limits, but may have their own set of limitations. You’ll want to make sure your warranty is still valid depending on how long you’ve had your air conditioning equipment installed.
2. Read the Fine Print – Did you know that some warranties for AC repair only cover the cost of the parts, not the labor? It’ especially important to know whether you’ll still have out-of-pocket expenses should you need to call for an AC repair, but the entire service call isn’t covered under warranty.
3. Avoid an Accidental Void – Another important thing to remember is that your warranty may specify who can come to provide AC repair on your equipment. It may require the original installer, or someone from the manufacturing company, rather than hiring your favorite contractor down the street. If you call in your warranty after having had another contractor work on your equipment, your warranty may be considered invalid and you’ll be on your own for the cost of parts and labor.
Warranties can be a great way to keep your equipment working well, especially when you’ve recently purchased a new air conditioning system. At Air Assault Air Conditioning & Heating, we know that warranties can be confusing and that your AC repair can’t always wait. We’ll can assist you by determining the best course of action with your warranty so that you can restore your home with the cool air it needs. Contact us today!