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Old 08-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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Service contract vs extended warranty on Trane Install


I'm about to purchase equip and install on a Trane a/c and furnace (thanks in large part to the help I've gotten from members of this forum .)

Of course the warranty on labor by the contractor is for 1 year (10 year parts). He offers coverage for years 2-10 at extra cost. What is a reasonable price for this? What should I be looking for in the labor agreement?

Also, does the labor warranty typically include annual service visits (2X per year?) or is that usually a separate charge.

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Old 08-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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Annual maintenance visits are extra.

Since this is a DIY site, no one can really tell you what is a good price for an extended labor warranty.

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It doesn't matter the price, do it!!!!!

You will be glad you did.
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Most extended warranties REQUIRE you to have regular, documented, maintenance (service contract). Read the fine print and ask the installer about this.
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They don't have to be extended to require that.... the 10 yr part warranty requires that.
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All...thanks so much for the responses . Installation happens on Thursday...and to help others who may be in the same boat, here's where I landed: $725 on the labor warranty, $120 on the maintenance agreement...

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I did the extra add-on maintenance for the first five years that we had our Lennox Signature series furnace. Now it is just me going down there every fall, to check things out, clean off the squirrel cage, pull the panels off the outside unit for the A/C, clean out all the cobwebs, any Cotton Wood blanket, and that is about it.

It is about time for me to have the heat exchanger scoped out, which I may just get the camera and do that myself, since it will pay itself off after a couple of years.

I have not yet found a company in my area that is honest with the whole hvac inspection, except for my guy that I use for plumbing, and did the a/c install, along with his brother.

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