Does My Air Conditioning System’s Warranty Require Annual Maintenance?
With the height of the summer season fast approaching, our HVAC technicians are busy performing annual maintenance on residential air conditioning systems. While most homeowners know that annual A/C system check-ups are beneficial, few know that they are actually required in order to keep your air conditioning system’s warranty from the equipment’s manufacturer valid.
Your Air Conditioning System’s Warranty
While the company that installed your central air conditioning system may have provided you with a labor-based warranty, most HVAC system manufacturers offer an additional limited warranty on their equipment’s parts. Manufacturer warranties usually cover specific system components for a set period of time, but it is important to note that this coverage often includes exclusion clauses in the warranty’s fine print. A common exclusion clause states that any equipment that goes without annual maintenance from a professionally licensed HVAC technician will deem the warranty invalid. Because regular maintenance is a vital step in keeping your system’s equipment running as long as possible, this exclusion clause simply protects the manufacturer from having to replace parts on neglected air conditioning equipment.
Save Your Air Conditioning Maintenance Paperwork
With your warranty’s requirement of having your central air conditioning system checked by a professional HVAC technician on an annual basis, you should keep your a/c service paperwork in a handy spot. Most manufacturers will need to see proof of your system’s regular maintenance in order to process any warranty claims. If you are a member of our VIP Comfort Club don’t worry! We not only remind you to schedule your annual air conditioning maintenance (which is included in your plan), but we also keep records of your annual system checks on file.
Other Benefits of Annual A/C System Maintenance
In addition to keeping your air conditioning system’s warranty valid with the equipment’s manufacturer, annual central air maintenance has numerous benefits.
Annual A/C system checks:
- Boost the system’s efficiency
- Lower the risk of breakdowns
- Lengthen the operating life of the equipment
- Reduce energy bills
- Shrink your home’s carbon footprint
- Improve air quality within your house
- Let you rest assured that you’ll be cool and comfortable all summer long!
Contact Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air
Do you need to schedule your annual air conditioning system maintenance? Give our HVAC experts a call or click here to schedule service online. We will schedule an appointment that works for your schedule. And, rest assured knowing that all of our air conditioning services are contact-less and safe. We prioritize your health and safety every time that we come out to your home.