Know Your A/C Warranty, Expert Says

Rachel Pierson
July 28, 2019 - 4:38 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Hot summers mean homeowners are keeping a close eye on their A/C system.

WBBM Newsradio’s Rachel Pierson explains what you need to know about your warranty.

Whether your looking for a new air conditioning unit or just to get one repaired, experts say you need to know your warranty.

"There are home warranties that cover appliances in your house. I would strongly urge people to stay away from those,” says Justin Carrol with Perfect Home Services.

He said home warranties can be frustrating for everyone involved.

"They make it difficult for the homeowner to pay for any type of repairs. There are a ton of stipulations,” he said.

It’s best to stick with the manufacturer's warranty or get an extended warranty, he said.

But: "Many of the manufacturer warranties as well as extended warranties, most of them say you need to have regular maintenance done. That's something to be mindful of."

That means scheduling maintenance twice a year and routinely changing your air filter.