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Thread: extended service warranties
08-22-2005, 11:37 AM #1Regular Guest
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I have seen a few recommendations to get a 10year extended warranty that covers parts and labor on new furnaces and ACs. Is that the overwhelming recommendation? Most new systems that I have been quoted come with a 5 year parts warranty, 20 or lifetime on the heat exchanger and 10 years on the compressor.
08-22-2005, 12:54 PM #2
I sure like to see it. Stuff these days is getting so cheap as mfrs. try to keep the price down for customers. I just don't see the reliability on any of it. So much nicer to bill a warranty company that pry it out of a customer who has recently put in new equipment!
Check out who the warranty is through. You'd want it from the equipment manufacturer or Equiguard. Don't buy one that is dealer backed.
08-22-2005, 01:00 PM #3
08-23-2005, 01:11 AM #4Regular Guest
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Yes a extended warr. is a good thing. for the cost of the warr. you cannot beat the service you can recieve. I reccomend all of my customers making that investment. But please make sure it is a factory extended warr. and not through any secondary company or dealer. Remember dealers come and go but more that likly the manufacter will be around for a long time. Second make a carefull choice on your Service company this will either make or break your exteended warr.
08-23-2005, 07:21 AM #5
Around here, there's been a lot of changes as dealers come and go plus we've had about every consolidator too. Dealer backed could easily disappear. AND if you get pissed at your dealer for whatever reason, there goes your warranty. If you have a mfrs' extended warranty or Equiguard, you can switch dealers and still be covered.
08-23-2005, 08:37 AM #6
Just a general question
Has anyone had the opportunity to produce a clain against a manuf. warranty. I just wonder how much trouble it is to get manufactuurer to honor warranty after a few years. How much paperwork, etc. I really don't expect these warranties to be any good after a few years, even from the manuf., but ya'll know better than I. An just trying to get some input as to the validity of a 10 year labor warranty??