Congratulations on your decision to buy a new AC or Heating system. It can create a more comfortable living environment for you and your family while potentially lowering your home’s cooling costs in the summer as well.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says most central air conditioning units last about 20 years. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20-40 percent of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.
After buying a new AC system, you should take the time to register it. You can typically register it online at the manufacturer’s official website.
It’s a quick and easy process that consists of entering information about yourself and the AC system that you recently purchased. Registration offers several benefits, including the following.
Stay Informed About Recalls
By registering your new AC system, you can rest assured knowing that it hasn’t been recalled by the manufacturer. While AC system recalls are few and far between, they do occur.
The manufacturer will know your name and address, and the type of AC system you purchased. In the event of a recall, the manufacturer will send you a notification about the recall and your available options.
Enables Warranty Protection
Depending on the type of AC system you’ve purchased, you may need to register it to enable the warranty. Most AC systems come with a warranty. Some of them are good for five years and others are good for 10 to 15 years.
Some manufacturers require customers to register their AC systems to receive warranty protection. The warranty will only be activated after the AC system has been registered. If your new AC system falls under this category, you should register it immediately after buying it.
Extends Warranty Protection
Registering your new AC system may extend the warranty. It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to provide an initial warranty period for all of their products.
Even if you haven’t registered your AC system, the manufacturer may provide a short warranty period for it. Registering it, though, may extend the length of the warranty period.
Rather than a five-year period, for example, your new AC system may have a 10-year or 15-year warranty period if you register it.
You can read the warranty terms to determine the manufacturer’s requirements. Some manufacturers require registration to enable the warranty, others will only extend the warranty period after registration.
If you are experiencing a problem with your air conditioning or heating call us at 512-336-1431 to schedule an appointment. We’ll be glad to come out and take a look at the issue.
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