If you have a new HVAC unit, chances are, it is covered under a manufacturer warranty. The limited warranty usually covers standard parts of the unit for 5 to 10 years, and it requires that the homeowner register the equipment after it was purchased. Some manufacturers wouldhonor a warranty if the home transferred ownership during the warranty period. Each HVAC manufacturer offers different limited warranties and most of them cover issues with the compressor. Typically, the warranty will cover any malfunctions that weren’t caused by human error, everyday wear and tear or issues created by human neglect. In the first few years, it’s not often that an HVAC unit will break down. With proper care and maintenance, most breakdowns can be avoided. And this is why it’s always important to get HVAC units serviced every year by a licensed technician. I have been using my technician for about 5 years now and he was the person who installed my HVAC unit when I purchased it. At the time of installation, he also offered a limited warranty that covered any issues that came up due to the installation. Thankfully, the HVAC installation went well and after all these years, I have not yet used any of the warranties that I received. My warranty will expire in about 5 years and prior to that happening, I might consider getting a service agreement with my HVAC provider. However, it all depends on if my unit begins to malfunction frequently. I am so grateful that I have not had any issues to date and I am hoping that in a few years, if anything does come up, that the standing warranty will cover the cost.