Did you know that it is not enough to just have a warranty on your new furnace (or air conditioner); you must also do your part to keep it valid. That’s right, if you don’t keep up your end the manufacturer definitely won’t keep up their end. So, the best thing to do is to make sure you keep all your paperwork in a safe place and follow the warranty instructions.
To help keep your warranty valid:
1) As stated above – KEEP ALL PAPERWORK from when you had the unit installed to the warranty itself and your yearly maintenance receipts. If you do not have your unit properly maintained the warranty is voided – if you do not keep documentation proving that you had your yearly maintenance you may as well have not even bothered to have it at all. Now, that is a bummer, because I do have trouble keeping up those types of receipts.
2) Never, EVER order parts from the internet. Yes, there is usually a place somewhere on line where you can find a part cheaper than the price you were quoted, but you really have no idea what you are going to get – except a voided a warranty. Parts can only be ordered through and installed by a licensed dealer. Anything else voids your warranty.
3) This should really go without saying, but….with the world we live in today everything must be spelled out (like, “WARNING…Coffee is hot” – that really irritates me. Of course, coffee is hot! But I digress…). Don’t move or alter your heating or cooling unit in any way. This will immediately void your warrant. Now, why you would attempt to move your unit on your own is beyond me, but nevertheless – don’t do it.
Be sure to only work with licensed, reputable contractors and remember to keep any and all paperwork having to do with your new unit. When you spend the money on upgrading your unit, it is worth it to try to keep up with all the paperwork and keep your warranty in good standing. If you are ready to look into a new energy efficient unit or need to have your yearly maintenance on your unit, give Carmine’s a call today at 203-791-8089.