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If you are wondering "are HVAC maintenance agreements worth the money?", you're not alone. There are many benefits for homeowners that opt to purchase annual maintenance agreements from their heating and cooling contractor. A maintenance agreement provides reassurance to homeowners that in a time of need their home will be cared for in a timely manner. Preventative maintenance also reduces the likelihood of large, costly issues over time.
HVAC Maintenance Agreements = Preventative Maintenance
With a maintenance agreement, your entire system is inspected at least twice a year. These inspections help thwart problems from deterioration of equipment due to age, frequent use or environmental damages (i.e.: debris, animals). Upon inspecting your home's system, a technician can determine whether components within the system are clogged, corroded or dirty. Making minor repairs early and having components routinely cleaned helps increase the life of your system. Having equipment properly maintained also ensure that your energy costs are kept at a minimum. A system that is working too hard or running too long costs you more in energy bills!
HVAC Maintenance Agreements = Cost Savings
In addition to preventing budget-busting repairs, many preventative HVAC maintenance agreements include additional financial perks. For example, in the event of a problem between inspections, AirPlus provides their contract customers with a decreased diagnostic fee of just $49.95. AirPlus also gives their maintenance agreement customers a 20% discount off of repairs for the equipment covered under the agreement. While the maintenance agreement itself may cost a bit up front, it saves you money all throughout the year and when you need it most. Many agreements can also be customized to perfectly fit your specific home and needs, allowing you to further customize the cost.
You come home from work on the hottest day of the year thus far and your home is unbearably hot. The last thing you want to hear is that your heating and cooling contractor is booked up for a week, leaving you in the heat. With a preventative maintenance agreement from AirPlus, homeowners receive priority service AND the added benefit of having a technician available on weekends and holidays.
A combustion analysis should be performed during the fall or winter, as well as a thorough check of your heat exchanger (if you have a furnace). Problems, such as a cracked heat exchanger, pose a danger to household members and should be addressed immediately. While you don't have to have a maintenance agreement with a contractor to have these components checked, they are routinely inspected and often included in the price of a preventative maintenance agreements. In considering if an HVAC maintenance agreement is worth the money, peace of mind can be priceless.
Protect Your Home Today
Contact your heating and cooling contractor today about what preventative maintenance agreement options are available for your home.
AirPlus Heating, Cooling & Electrical is available to answer your questions about how a maintenance agreement can protect your home and to schedule your first inspection!