Warranty and build quality (Frigidaire, Ruud, Lennox)

What sort of warranty (parts and labor) am I likely to get for the following natural gas furnaces:
Frigidaire (unknown model) two stage, variable speed, 90,000 BTU Ruud - UGFD-07EMCKS - 75,000 BTU Lennox - G61 MPV - 70,000 BTU (most likely G61MPV-36B-070 or 071)
The lennox seems to have something more sophisticated than a simple single or 2-speed AC motor. Also I think it's specified as 10-year parts warranty.
The Ruud claims a stainless-steel heat exchanger and ECM blower motor.
Frigidaire seems to have 8-year (or 10-year?) parts warranty (no mention of labor?)
Would it be correct to assume that any warranty coverage for labor would only be offered by the installer, and not the furnace manufacturer?
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Do you think we carry wallet cards with warranty information about every brand? Do your own homework. Check the websites of those manufactures for that info.
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Richard wrote:

I have.

None seem to mention warranty coverage for labor.
So I'll ask two simple questions:
1) Do _any_ furnace manufacturers explicitly include labor under their warranty coverage?
2) Do HVAC installers ever offer their own warranty coverage for labor?
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http://www.google.com/search?q=furnace+warranty&hl=en&start &sa=N
You have some reading to do.
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Richard wrote:

Are you an HVAC installer?
If so, why are you so reluctant to answer such a basic question?
If I phoned you and wanted to buy a furnace from you, and I asked what warranty it had, and if labor was covered, would you tell me to do a google search?
What's the big secret?
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wrote:

Ben, Get a grip. Like was said before......We dont carry warranty wallet cards. Most manufacturers post their warranty info on their sites. None offer labor warrantys per say. First year labor warranty is usually covered by the installing contractor. Many manufacturers (if not all) offer up to a 10 year parts and labor warranty but it is an additional cost. I recommend one highly because all of the equipment is chit and it will break. No big secrets here. Sometimes we just dont like doing your homework for you. Bubba
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There is no secret, which is why its published on the manufacturers web site.
FWIW, I do not underwrite the policy on the 10 year parts *AND* labor extended warranty that I include with every system that I sell and install....my pockets are not that deep. Manufacturers will only cover limited labor on specific items from manufacturing defects and only for a limited time.
It must be noted that *ANY* warranty, factory, extended, or otherwise is dependent on maintaining a service agreement on the equipment. Failure to do so, will void said warrantys. BTW... warranties only cover *FAILURES*, not parts that wear out, or regular maintenance and cleaning.
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Typically the labor is one year for just about any of them. You can buy extra labor warranty. The parts warranty is usually 5 to 10 years but that's not as great as it sounds. The labor to replace any of the major components is several hours or more so you can easily get close to a grand for some work. Only a few companies actually produce most of the components. Do your research but you can pick the best brand and still get a lemon. Also the installer makes a big difference, particularly on the more complex systems. The industry is not really producing the best product at the moment either. They are getting more complex in an effort to improve the efficiency but really haven't had the chance to field test some of these ideas for long service.

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