What are the warranty problems that one will run into if you so a DIY on a
replacement of your furnace?
I've seen some mfrs (Goodman for one) that no longer accept
non-professional installations for warranty
items. I fully understand the challenges involved in doing this as a DIY
project, but I am well skilled in
every aspect (sheet metal, gas lines, electrical, venting, etc) and I
don't take any short cuts. I just want to
save some money, since it's pretty tight right now.
Anything else to be concerned about?
If you had seen what some of the licensed pros do, you would not worry
about the quality of what YOU can do. I had occasion to speak with a
representative from the manufacturer of my units, and told him of the
poor quality done on my units. His response was: "Not all such
licensed installers are equally skilled." That my friend, is the
understatement of the year!!
There are requirements from homeowner insurance companies that such
work be performed by licensed HVAC people. Just thought I would mention
No license, no warranty (yes they know)
No license, can't pull a permit to get it inspected..... could cause big
fines, removal, and re-installation by a licensed professional....*after*
the fines are paid, and whenever the inspector gets around to it.
No license, big time problems with your home owners insurance..... can you
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On Thu, 07 Oct 2010 15:34:04 +0000,
blackhole531_at_gmail_dot firstname.lastname@example.org (alfred) wrote:
Warranty often depends on the specific suppler. The only answer is to
Legality, home insurance and liability is an issue depending upon your
locality. Some localities trust licensed installers independent if they
are highly skilled (rare in residential work in my area) or low bidder
talent less hacks. Other localities (such as mine) actually do a decent
inspection and allow single family homeowners to install everything.
(one exception, my locality requires a licensed gas fitter to connect
gas, not even a HVAC pro can to that unless they also are also a
licensed gas fitter)
My home owner insurance only requires a signed off permit & inspection
per my local regulations.
- Check the specific supply house for warranty
- Check your local inspector for legality.
- Check your home owner's insurance for coverage.
- If gas, check the ignitor warranty or lack there of. Ignitor
reliability has gone way down hill with the now common cheap hot surface
ignitors. (check this even if a pro does the work)
Personal home page - http://gogood.com
gerry misspelled in my email address to confuse robots
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