Typically, air conditioning units are covered under warranty for between 12 and 15 years. However, this depends largely on the manufacturer, as well as whether you have adhered to the terms of the warranty. Sometimes people do things that can inadvertently void their warranties. Plus, even if the warranty is still active, it may cover the part, but not the labor.
If, however, your warranty has expired or otherwise no longer covers your air conditioner, and you’re looking for an external repairman, Ambient Edge can help. We have experience repairing and replacing all makes and models of air conditioning units. Call us at (888) 240-8283 for more information.
Understanding a Warranty’s Term
A warranty’s “term” is the length of time during which it remains active. You know you’ve bought a product from a good company when the warranty covers the item for longer than just two or three years. Generally, the longer the warranty, the better the product. Of course, anything can happen with manufacturing defects and what have you, but you know you’re dealing with a trustworthy manufacturer when they offer longer warranty periods.
Plus, a longer warranty term is, of course, a good idea for you, the buyer. Repairs can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. Even if the warranty only covers the cost of the part itself and not the labor, sometimes this is enough to knock a significant amount off the price tag.
How to Find Out if Your Warranty Is Still Active
If you’ve lost the paperwork for the warranty on your air conditioner, there are three main ways to help you determine whether your warranty is still active. These are:
- The unit’s model number and serial number
- The brand of the unit
- The distributor of equipment for that particular model in your local area
If you know the name of your air conditioner’s manufacturer, then you should be able to find your local distributor on the manufacturer’s website. Once you have their contact information, all you need to do is provide them with the serial number and model number, and they should be able to tell you if your warranty is still active.
Our team at Ambient Edge is able to get almost every part for every make and model of air conditioner out there. So, if you don’t have much luck with your local distributor, give Ambient Edge a call. We may just have the part you need.
Some manufacturers offer extended warranties that cover their units for longer than the typical 15- to 20-year window. If you do not remember paying for an extended warranty when you bought your AC unit, then you probably do not have one, as these typically come at an additional fee.
If it’s time for you to replace your current AC unit, then it may sound like a good idea to purchase an extended warranty. However, this is, in essence, a waste of money when you consider the average air conditioner lasts between 10 and 15 years. In fact, we recommend replacing your air conditioner around the 10-year mark, particularly if it starts to suffer more regular breakdowns.
How to Avoid Voiding Your Warranty
People void their warranties all the time, sometimes by accident and sometimes through negligence. Here are some ways to ensure you don’t void your warranty on your air conditioning unit.
- Register your air conditioner and warranty with the manufacturer within the specified time period.
- Use only those replacement parts that are approved under the warranty.
- Schedule annual maintenance for your system.
- Keep and provide all service receipts and related paperwork for any maintenance service you receive.
- Only hire a certified, licensed contractor to both install and make repairs to your unit.
If you need to sign up for an annual maintenance contract, Ambient Edge has you covered – no pun intended. Give us a call at (888) 240-8283 to get started.
Is Your AC Covered Under Warranty and in Need of a Repair by a Licensed Professional? Call Ambient Edge!
At Ambient Edge we would never do anything to put your warranty in jeopardy. We check your warranty before performing any work, and we ensure that all parts we utilize are in accordance with the terms of the warranty as well.
We are available when you need us, 24/7, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all parts and labor. Plus, if you need to sign up for a preventative maintenance contract, we can help with that, too!
Call (888) 240-8283 today and let Ambient Edge handle all your air conditioning-related concerns. With decades of experience in this business, we are proud to provide you with top-level service so you never have to worry about your warranty or your air conditioning unit again!