When a common Toronto homeowner is asked what he knows about HVAC warranty, he usually mentions that it means the company is responsible to fix the appliance issues or offer a replacement unit in case an issue arises during the warranty time period. But this is not all. There are three different kinds of warranties and it is due to not knowing enough about them that the homeowners end up receiving claim rejections because not all warranties are associated with the manufacturing company. Also, as a result of not knowing and consequently not maintaining enough warranty cares that most people end up voiding their HVAC warranty. Having sufficient knowledge about the warranty is important because a warranty is a legal document. And it is in the warranty document that all the details of what it covers and what it does not cover are mentioned. So this blog is dedicated to explaining the types of HVAC warranties and what coverage each one of the discussed warranty offers. But first, let's explore what benefits can be reaped by protecting the appliance warranty.


Benefits of having a valid HVAC warranty

- A warranty (manufacturer's) saves you the cost on repairs when the appliance needs it

- The defective parts, during the time of warranty, are replaced for no extra charges by the company

- If there was a fault during assembling of the appliance parts; in the assembly line, and as a result the appliance caused problems, it will be replaced with a fresh unit

Types of Warranties

Manufacturer's Warranty

As the name suggests, this warranty is offered by the manufacturing company. In order to be able to receive the full benefits of the manufacturer's warranty, it has to be registered with the company or via the dealer. In the case the appliance gets registered, it comes under standard warranty, else the warranty becomes a "base warranty".

Installation Warranty

While not so many people know about this, there is also an installation warranty offered by the installation service who has to be a certified dealer. Usually a 12 month period warranty is offered and in that, any installation defects are fixed by the installer. Interestingly, manufacturing companies do not offer installation defect as part of the warranty. It is therefore that many homeowners have their claims rejected.

If the service you choose for installation offers a warranty, make sure to read the warranty document clearly, and reach out to the installer and not the manufacturer to get this issues fixed.

Extended Warranty

Extended warranties are warranties other than the standard manufacturer or installer warranties. These are offered usually by third parties and sometimes by the manufacturing company itself like Amana and Goodman. The extended warranty is also charged extra and prolongs the periods of the standard warranty.

So how much did you know about warranties before reading this? And, have you ever benefitted from warranties? Also, have you ever accidently voided your warranty? If yes, how.

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