Home warranties typically cover major components of a home should they require repairs, but it is also up to the homeowner to maintain the home and protect your investment.
Home Expert and TV Host Ty Pennington highlights the steps to requesting and maintaining the Right Choice warranty including the 1-year Comfort Guarantee and the 3-year Energy Usage Guarantee.
Step One: Perform Regular Heat Pump Maintenance
The first step in maintaining your Right Choice home warranty, is to have a licensed or qualified HVAC contractor inspect and service your heat pump annually or as recommended by the equipment manufacturer and change the filter as often as recommended.
Step Two: Report Recreational Lifestyle Changes
During the initial planning stages, certain types of recreational electrical equipment such as hot tubs, pool pumps and RVs, may not have been considered and could affect your warranty. Always speak to a Right Choice representative to discuss your options.
Step Three: Report Home Usage Modifications
Keep in mind that the way you use rooms in your home may change over the years and this could also impact your warranty. If you modify or alter the home during the first 3 years, be sure to notify Right Choice so they can help test and certify changes to keep the warranty valid. Additionally, when making structural changes, like finishing a bonus room or basement, it is important to involve the Right Choice team at the planning stage to ensure that construction choices meet the program’s standards to maintain warranty eligibility.
Step Four: Report Home Occupancy Changes
The number of occupants in a home has a large impact on total energy usage. The 3-year Energy Usage Warranty assumes a set number of occupants based on the size of the home. Long-term guests and new permanent occupants could negatively affect your warranty.
Step Five: Be Energy Aware
In terms of thermostat settings, 72 degrees or below is the ideal temperature during heating season. During warmer weather, it is best to cool the house to 75 degrees or above. Be sure to monitor the thermostat as the Energy Usage Warranty is based on those settings.
“When I’m comfortable in my house it means more time to relax and enjoy the things I love,” Ty explains. “With a Right Choice Home from Jackson EMC, I have a feeling you are going to be comfy for years to come.”
Once you have moved into your Right Choice home, click here to request your warranty, and be sure to protect your warranty by following these simple steps. For more information, visit RightChoice.JacksonEMC.com.
*Ask your Jackson EMC representative for complete warranty terms and conditions.