Here's how you can accidentally void your Air Conditioner warranty

What if you purchase a brand new Air Conditioner and have to get it repaired just after a few months that too with an expense of several hundred dollars? Where did the warranty go? Why did you have to pay for the repairs when the company gave a warranty of 10 years? Well, it happened because you accidentally voided your warranty. You might wonder if you have never been to such a situation, how can someone void his own warranty? Well, this happens accidentally as part of lack of knowledge about warranties and also because these accidents can so frequently take place as the brand wants you to make those accidents (mean, right?) so that you pay yourself. And for this reason, the voiding of warranty thing is kept quite easy. So before you void your warranty, let's help you learn how not to end up voiding it.

Forgetting to register the system 

Hey! Didn't you know this? Well, so many people don't that it's important to get a system registered with the company once it is purchased or else the warranty will stand void. And this is not all; the time for registration is limited; usually 60-90 days.
If you have recently purchased an Air Conditioner but didn't get your system registered, run!
A good way to save yourself from this mistake is to look for a retailer that performs the registration on your behalf. There are several good HVAC services that fill the registration form on their customer's behalf as he makes a purchase. So your warranty doesn't get voided.

Cheap, Off-brand replacement parts

And here's one thing that many homeowners fall into. Off-brand replacement parts. Usually, the unprofessional services repair the appliances using off-brand parts and for your information, this voids warranty as well. Since the manufacturer wants you to use only its own manufactured replacement parts, it doesn't take any responsibility of your appliance if you have already repaired it using non/off-brand parts. 
Here you need to do two things;
- Always purchase the same repair parts as is your appliance's brand
- Do not hire unprofessional people who would put you and your appliance at a double risk and loss

Delaying regular maintenance 

There are several homeowners that delay HVAC maintenance just to save some dollars. But did you know, it is important to keep the appliances maintained in order to keep the warranty valid? HVAC manufacturers want the homeowners to maintain their appliances at least once a year and also to keep a record of the maintenance visits of a certified HVAC professional. So if you complain the company and don't have maintenance record, there are high chances you won't be given any compensation.
So from now onwards, make a routine of having all your HVAC appliances maintained by a certified professional.

There is one quick thing to mention; when we say maintenance, we do seriously mean professional maintenance. And since you're reading about the things that void the warranty, you also need to learn that any unprofessional repair also results in voiding the HVAC warranty.
Save your warranties - save your dollars


HVAC training centre initiative by York and Source1

How many of you have gone through bad HVAC experiences? Many of us. And most of the times, the bad experience takes place when we are in such a dire need to get our appliances maintained or repaired but end up in the hands of a self-claimed professional.
Although there are authorities that issue professional certifications to trained and tested HVAC professionals and although HVAC is a field that requires professional and technical knowledge that is certified, it is still not taken as seriously as it deserves to be. And therefore, there are a number of services that claim to be professionals but are not. The consequence of such unprofessionalism is borne by homeowners when they end up losing their money without getting the service quality they demanded.
The situation suggests a need for training centres that could train on easy terms to individuals and small companies that wish to take up HVAC services as their profession. This need was felt by HVAC giant York and Source1 and here's what they have come up with:

York and Source1 launch nationwide HVAC training centres 

York and source1 collaborated to initiate a series of HVAC training centres. The first of this series centre was inaugurated in Missouri, America at the beginning of this year. More centres will be opened in areas (in the US for now) where York and Source1 exist. This training centre will train neophyte technicians and HVAC interested individuals regarding basic and professional HVAC services. For this purpose, 8 york units are housed in the main centre to be used for the first-hand experience during training.

The good thing is; HVAC professionals have gotten an opportunity to become York's certified technicians by getting themselves trained at this newly started initiative of York and Source1.

Although the general training is for residential applications only, some custom programs do incorporate the commercial application of products and some other basic and pro know-how of commercial products and their service.

Expectations associated with York & Source1 HVAC training centre initiative?

Regional general manager for source 1 Doug Comerio explained the purpose of launching the centre by saying that the training will help contractors get a better understanding of installation and other services so that as they reach out to serve, they leave homeowners with better experiences.
The expectations are directly woven with the kind of purpose this training centre aims to pursue. Since the purpose is to make professional knowledge easily accessible to learn and provide homeowners with better experiences, we as common people can expect that this initiative will help provide us with more HVAC professionals and that we will be less likely to experience the bad HVAC experiences that we always fear to face.

Who can enrol for training? 

If you are already an HVAC technician but lack professional skills & certification or if you wish to pursue HVAC as your profession, this training centre is for you. As mentioned, the first of its chain centre is currently functional in Missouri, you can go and enrol if that happens to be an area in your vicinity. Else, wait for more centres and hey! serve only when you're certified. HVAC is a professional's to do.