WITHIN THIS VIDEO, THE PRESIDENT OF TRI COUNTY AIR, BILLY SWANSON, DESCRIBES THE LIMITATIONS OF A MANUFACTURERS PART WARRANTY AND WHO IT IS FOR.
Overall, manufacturers' limited parts warranties are just that - limited. Some of the manufacturers that we researched include Rheem, Lennox, Bryant/Carrier, Maytag, Goodman, Frigidaire, and Trane. Each manufacturer has a set of limitations for their warranties. In general, these warranties are meant to cover the part inside the new air conditioning unit for the original home owner (rental homes are not included), but can also be transferred to new home owner through a process online.
The base amount of warrantied years for a new air conditioning and heating system is 5 years, but can go up to 10 or even 12 years by registering it online. Sometimes the registration process is completed by the company who installed your new A/C system, but you definitely want to double check to ensure you receive the best warranty available.
The exclusions that are noted within the warranties include, but are not limited to:
Refrigerant, corrosion/rust, shipping/freight, lack of proven annual maintenance, acts of God, all labor, and components (cabinet pieces, refrigerant piping, air filters, belts, wiring, fuses, and driers).
But what is covered?
The motors and the pieces that encompass a motor are covered, which are: fans, contactors, compressors, etc. One motor can cost you up to $650- $800. So, even though it may seem like a lot is not covered inside these warranties, you can save a lot of money by making sure your unit is covered by this manufacturers’ part warranty for the maximum amount of time available.
Though it might seem like the future for your new air conditioning and heating system is hopeless and uncovered, don't fear! In our next blog post, Billy will share what he and Tri County Air were able to come up with in order to "fill the gaps" that are left by the manufacturers' limited parts warranties so that you are truly covered!
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