September 14, 2022
HVAC technician talking to home owners in Freeport, ME

A home warranty can be a great value since it covers appliances in your home from wear-and-tear damage. It will also help you when an appliance fails due to a defect. But does it cover your HVAC system?

HVAC System Coverage

Most home warranty policies do cover your HVAC system for wear and tear damage. They usually cover all types of heating and cooling appliances such as furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, mini-splits, and geothermal systems. They also cover your thermostat. If you have a ducted system, your policy may cover faults in the ductwork.

What Isn’t Covered?

Normally, the warranty only covers wear and tear. It doesn’t cover other problems such as power failure, flooding, wind damage, and heavy rainfall. Some of these situations may be covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy, however.

You must maintain your HVAC system for it to be covered. This includes changing the filters at least every three months. Additionally, you need to have your HVAC system professionally maintained by an HVAC company. You should schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner in the spring and your furnace in the fall. If you have a heat pump, it needs professional maintenance twice a year.

Dog House in Freeport, ME performs preventative maintenance on HVAC systems. Our company has been helping homeowners in the area since 2010.

What Happens If I need Coverage?

If you need to use your home warranty, the company you have it through will sometimes dictate who performs the work and what parts need to be replaced. You can’t call a local HVAC company yourself to do the work in this situation. However, some home warranties do let you choose your HVAC company, so it’s important to read the contract.

Our team at Dog House is the resource to trust for the installation, repair and maintenance of your HVAC system. We also have duct cleaning and indoor air quality services. Additionally, we offer comprehensive plumbing services such as drain cleaning, pipe repairs, boiler flushes, remodels, and more. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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