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
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
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
2) Do HVAC installers ever offer their own warranty coverage for
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
What's the big secret?
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
There is no secret, which is why its published on the manufacturers web
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
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.
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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