Purchasing a new air conditioner is an investment in your home comfort, and if you maintain your system properly, it can last for a long time. Although most air conditioners are built to last, just like any piece of machinery, from time to time they malfunction or experience manufacturing defects, which is why it’s so important to maintain your air conditioner warranty.
What is a manufacturer’s warranty?
Manufacturers’ warranties are designed to cover replacement parts and, in some cases, even total system replacement in the event of a malfunction or breakdown. Every manufacturer’s warranty has different terms, so take some time to read through your air conditioner warranty so that you understand your coverage and know how long it’s valid for. Most warranties provide coverage for 10 years. Some provide less, and some provide more. One thing they have in common is that most require you to have your air conditioner serviced annually to keep the warranty valid.
Having annual service performed on your air conditioner annually allows technicians to not only tune-up your system, but to identify any equipment flaws. The manufacturer warranties are there to cover equipment defects, not problems that arise from wear and tear or lack of maintenance. Manufacturers regularly ask for documentation that a licensed dealer maintained the air conditioner in order to approve warranty coverage. So it’s a good idea to make sure you keep receipts and records of all of your annual maintenance appointments.
Protect Your System
One way to ensure you never miss your annual maintenance is to sign up for a Delta Protection Plan. The plans are available in three tiers, but each one includes annual tune-ups and much, much, more. Another benefit of signing up for a protection plan is that they will cover some or all of the labour costs to install a warrantied part. The reason this is so valuable is that although your warranty will cover most replacement parts in the event of a malfunction, it won’t cover the labour required to install them.
Don’t let your warranty lapse, Contact the Team at Delta to book your annual tune-up!
The team of HVAC experts at Delta have been proudly serving the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions heating and cooling needs since the 1950s. We are committed to providing our clients with cost-effective solutions and high-quality equipment.