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  1. #1
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    Labor warranty options for Carrier Infinity systems?

    As I've described in a separate thread, we've decided to install a Carrier Infinity Hybrid System (heat pump + natural gas-fired furnance) in our home renovation project in Oregon.

    Carrier provides a 5 year parts warranty + 10 years on compressor and heat exchanger.

    Should we get a "labor" warranty? If so, for how long?

    What are the best options for a labor warranty on a system like this?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucylab View Post
    As I've described in a separate thread, we've decided to install a Carrier Infinity Hybrid System (heat pump + natural gas-fired furnance) in our home renovation project in Oregon.

    Carrier provides a 5 year parts warranty + 10 years on compressor and heat exchanger.

    Should we get a "labor" warranty? If so, for how long?

    What are the best options for a labor warranty on a system like this?

    Thank you.


    All manufacturers 10 year warranties are good insurance,IMHO.

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    Yep.
    Get the 10 year parts and labor warranty.
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    How much should I expect to pay for a 10 year parts/labor warranty from Carrier?

    Is this one of those items that is highly negotiable or not?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucylab View Post
    How much should I expect to pay for a 10 year parts/labor warranty from Carrier?

    Is this one of those items that is highly negotiable or not?

    Thank you.
    Priing questions are outside of the rules here.

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    Oops. Sorry. I overlooked that part of the rules.

    I withdraw the pricing question.

    Is it, however, appropriate to inquire as to whether or not this item is subject to negotiation or is there little room for negotiation when it comes to this type of extended warranty?

    Thanks.

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    As above. We can't discuss prices.

    Your contractor may or may not have room negotiate on his price.

    What ever the price, divide by 10, then you will see its a small price to pay. For 10 years of piece of mind.
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    OK---thanks.

  9. #9
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    Are you sure the warranty is only 10 years on all parts? One contractor told me it was 10 years for all parts on an Evolution system. Maybe it varies by distributer? Maybe that contractor was wrong.

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    I do not know why you would ever want gas unless it isreally cheep. It look like you will never need gas after looking at your temps. I bet you find the furnace will never run if the heat pump is sized for heating.


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    FreezerKing2000,

    So, possibly even forego the gas furnance backup? Have an Infinity heatpump only?

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    I do not know about ditching the gas,with the incresed cost of running new power wire for the back up heat. I think I would keep the gas.I think also it may help in resale if you have a HYBRID HEAT instead of FULL ELECTRIC HEAT.You will never really go on back that much in Portland I would think.
    It's NOT the BRAND,it's the company that installs it!!!!!

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