I do my best to read the fine print.
But these days, everything comes with disclaimers and legal stuff that would take forever to get all the way through.
Still, I do my best not to just disregard instructions or directions from professionals. Recently, we had our entire residential HVAC system replaced. Our home has had decent central air conditioning since we bought it. But we inherited the HVAC equipment from the previous owner. On top of that, the ductwork in our house was marginal at best back then. We considered going with the ductless heat pumps instead of replacing the ductwork. But my wife really did like having central air conditioning as that’s what she’s used to. So it really was a pretty big operation from an HVAC contractor perspective. We met three times with the HVAC professional prior to the project starting. I was really impressed with how this HVAC contractor listened to our needs and was always able to provide suggestions. It was clear to him, residential HVAC with a passion. So I definitely paid attention to all the instructions once the project was complete. And I definitely heard him when he said to be sure to pay attention to the HVAC warranty. First, he suggested that we register the HVAC warranty immediately as there was only a 60 day window to do so. But he also said to read it thoroughly because we could inadvertently void the HVAC warranty if we even tried to do any repairs. I did just what the HVAC contractor suggested and I’m glad I did. The last thing I would want to do is lose a warranty on an investment like HVAC equipment.