avoid voiding your HVAC warranty

Happy New Year! Let’s kick 2015 off the right way by looking at how you can protect your HVAC warranty from being voided. An HVAC system is not only a big financial investment, but it also holds the key to your family's year-round comfort and safety. The warranty that comes with a new installation gives you added peace of mind, where the manufacturer guarantees to repair or replace the equipment according to the terms of the agreement. Taking the time to read and understand these terms is crucial, and failing to comply with them can wind up voiding an HVAC warranty, leaving you with no financial recourse for repairs.

Warranties 101

While details may vary between manufacturers, there are some common similarities:

  • With no control over the circumstances of the installation, no manufacturer will cover a lifetime of parts and labor. 
  • Most warranties will only cover parts, and only if they're certified to be defective by a licensed HVAC professional. 
  • A parts warranty usually only covers major parts, while the homeowner is responsible for the cost of fan belts, electrical wiring, air filters, lubrication and more. 

How to Prevent Voiding an HVAC Warranty 

  • Insist on a professional installation. Hire a reputable, NATE-certified, licensed contractor to do the work to ensure the equipment is installed properly and to validate the warranty. 
  • Register the warranty. Those that require registration may also impose a time limit. Failing to register this document promptly may result in a loss of coverage or shorten its length.  
  • Sign on for a maintenance agreement. Signing up for planned maintenance, where the equipment is inspected, tuned and cleaned each year, will increase efficiency, lower energy bills and prevent voiding an HVAC warranty due to neglect.  
  • Keep receipts. You may be asked to provide proof of ongoing maintenance in the event of a claim. 
  • Avoid use of aftermarket parts. No manufacturer will guarantee a competitor's parts. Although they may be cheaper, they can cost you more in the long run if they void the warranty.  

Refrain from voiding an HVAC warranty on your home's heating or cooling equipment by calling the experts at Griffith Energy Services. We've been serving homeowners in Manassas and surrounding areas for more than a century. 

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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