Ok guys I *think* Iíve made up my mind on the Carrier system. ARI #902974 - itís the Infinity 80% dual stage / variable speed furnace and a 16 seer Performance condenser. (This is the original thread: http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=250022 )
Soooo I keep reading about these sometimes humongous repair bills and I want to shield myself from those. I think the 10 year parts/labor warranty is the way to go. Monday morning Iím going to call my sales rep and ask some questions, but I want to run some things by you smart guys around here first!
The dealer Iím working with is listed as a dealer on the Carrier website, but does NOT have the ďfactory authorized dealerĒ logo next to their name. So can they even sell me a factory warranty, or would it be a third party warranty (Iíve heard bad things about those)?
Second, this has to do with maintenance a little bit too, what maintenance is required for the warranty to stay valid? Are once yearly checkups / coil cleanings sufficient? I can change the inside air filter myself correct?
Correct me if Iím wrong, but the standard warranty is 2 years labor and 10 years parts. If I donít buy the extended warranty now, do I have the option to buy an extended warranty later?