WARRANTIES DO NOT COVER NEGLIGENCE OR MISUSE OF EQUIPMENT
Manufacturers can’t very well guarantee the performance of neglected equipment. After all, no matter how high-end your heating and cooling system is, it’s a machine and requires maintenance and periodic repairs to remain in good working condition.
To continue receiving the benefits of the HVAC system’s warranty, most manufacturers will require you schedule a yearly inspection. If the system is neglected and does not receive proper maintenance, the warranty could be void. For example, if the filters remain clogged for years at a time (and we do see this happen from time to time) or if the furnace runs short of propane, the chances are likely that the warranty will be void.
What is a Maintenance Plan?
Many HVAC companies offer a maintenance plan for furnaces and air conditioners. Also called protection plans or club memberships, these services are offered to homeowners to offset costs associated with upkeep and repairs to home comfort systems.
Maintenance Plan Benefits
Your furnace and air conditioner require yearly tune-up and inspection to help ensure they’re operating safely and efficiently. These appointments are also required to keep manufacturer warranties valid. In addition, you might require repair or service throughout the year. With a protection plan like Team Harding’s Club Membership—yearly inspections, discounts on repairs and replacements are all included.
Manufacturer Warranty vs. Maintenance Plan
Sometimes, homeowners mistakenly believe that a manufacturer warranty will protect them from additional costs associated with furnace maintenance. Manufacturer warranties only cover the cost of a replacement part—not the labour to install them. Manufacturer warranties also do not include regular maintenance appointments that are required to keep warranties valid. Only a maintenance plan provides these additional services.
To help ensure that your furnace and air conditioner operate safely and efficiently—and to help prevent expensive bills—invest in a protection plan.
Our Club Memberships have three levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum. Join the Platinum Club Membership to get FREE service on your system, FREE diagnostics, FREE parts and labour (no exclusions) and we’ll even give you up to 100% of your unused credit balance—for up to three years—to apply to a new heating or cooling system!