An HVAC warranty can help with all sorts of expensive repairs, but it is not a foolproof guarantee of financial assistance. If you break the terms of the warranty, you can end up voiding it. If you do not want to accidentally void the warranty, never make these mistakes.

Skipping Essential Installation Steps

Before paying for repairs, any HVAC manufacturer will take a close look at the installation. Little mistakes like using the wrong clamps, not providing enough clearance around the machine, or mixing up a few fittings can void the warranty. It is essential to work with professionals who can ensure everything is up to code.

Neglecting Annual Maintenance

Most warranties have a clause that requires you to maintain the machine each year. This ensures that little problems do not become major, costly repairs. If you do not get maintenance or do not keep records of your maintenance, getting the manufacturer to help with repairs might be tricky.

Attempting DIY Repairs

If you are generally handy, you might be tempted to try fixing some problems yourself. However, this is a bad idea. Warranties usually specify that only licensed technicians can work on your machine. If you are messing around with an HVAC system without the right training, you might contribute to HVAC issues.

Ignoring Obvious Warning Signs

Little HVAC issues easily snowball into big problems, so warranties often require you to get service in a timely manner. If you hear loud banging but keep running your machine for several weeks, you might void the warranty.

Using Aftermarket Replacement Parts

If you want to save a little money, aftermarket parts might sound nice. However, your warranty usually requires you to use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. These cost a little more, but they are guaranteed to be compatible and match the machine’s specifications.

Crest Air has the professional expertise needed to work on your system without voiding the warranty. We provide a wide variety of HVAC maintenance, repair, and installation services to Palm Beach residents. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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