Few home system breakdowns are as disruptive as HVAC breakdowns. Indeed, homeowners seem to forget the luxuries of A/C until their homes become saunas or igloos. To be frank, these situations require emergency repairs, which tend to be expensive. A new installation can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $7,500, and homeowners insurance won’t cover wear and tear from regular use or breakdowns due to old age. Yet home, manufacturer, and extended warranties can offset the cost of professional A/C repair and protect you from a significant hit to your bank account.
R.A. Dobson offers HVAC services to homeowners in the Alexandria, VA, area. We provide top-notch services, including installing, maintaining, and repairing state-of-the-art Carrier air conditioners. Moreover, we offer a 1-year service warranty and honor all manufacturer warranties. For a client-centered HVAC service that cares, contact us at (703) 481-3700 today.
Below, we discuss different HVAC warranties to choose from:
When you sign up for a home warranty, you agree to pay a monthly or annual fee—along with a service fee—to anticipate the ups and downs of home systems care. In contrast to homeowners insurance, a home warranty covers HVAC breakdowns from regular wear and tear. Predictable, slashed costs are often much more appealing to homeowners than unplanned, steep repair or replacement costs.
You can choose from numerous providers with plans providing varying coverage for your HVAC system. Thoroughly examine the service contract before committing to a plan. Ensure the warranty you choose covers A/C and heating since they tend to be listed as separate units.
HVAC Manufacturer Warranties
Many HVAC manufacturers will offer a warranty of their own. Although offerings vary, this type of warranty will often cover product defects and consequential repairs. Moreover, if you register your HVAC system with the manufacturer within two months or another specified time frame, you can sometimes receive perks or an upgraded warranty.
Know there are government regulations surrounding manufacturer warranties as well. For instance, system buyers must access a limited warranty before purchasing. Also, manufacturers can’t force customers to register their products to maintain their limited warranty protection. Instead, they can offer incentives, as mentioned above.
HVAC Extended Warranties
You can also purchase an extended warranty, which extends coverage beyond the manufacturer’s original warranty and continues further with your HVAC system’s lifespan. This service contract is presented and agreed to during or after the purchase of your HVAC system.
You can purchase an HVAC extended warranty from the manufacturer or a third-party provider. Wielding this knowledge, you have the opportunity to navigate a variety of plans and choose the best one for you.
R.A. Dobson: Professional A/C Repair and Replacement in Alexandria, VA
R.A. Dobson is your expert A/C repair provider operating in Alexandria, VA. A 2nd-generation family business with decades of experience, you can trust workmanship that lasts and service that exceeds expectations. Moreover, you can expect service and manufacturer warranties that protect your home, comfort, and finances. Contact us online or call us today at (703) 481-3700.