Extended service agreement provider Equiguard, Oakbrook, IL will offer existing agreement
holders an option to upgrade their current coverage that will allow for an evaporator
coil change out in the event of condenser failure and ensure 13 SEER compliance.
Across the HVACR industry, providers of extended warranties and extended service agreements have been
directed to make the terms and conditions of coverage for both replacement and new
installation explicitly clear to both contractors and consumers.
Under the new 13 SEER compliance standards, both the condenser and the evaporator
need to be changed. When the outdoor unit is replaced and the indoor section is not
replaced at the same time, the warranty is voided potentially leaving the consumer with
total financial responsibility.
According to Equiguard, the extended Equiguard coverage will reduce the
number of consumer concerns raised, reduce potential out-of-pocket costs to contractors and
provide a smoother transition into 13 SEER. Equiguard will not offer coverage for new installations that are not properly matched.
“Equiguard prides itself in meeting the needs of both the contractor and their
consumers” says Craig Funke, CEO of Equiguard. “As the industry changes, we will
continue to change as well and make the transition as seamless and stress-free as
possible for everyone involved.”
For additional information on extended coverage through Equiguard, call your local
distributor or visit their website at www.equiguard.com.