All HVAC maintenance plans differ from the manufacturer’s warranty. While a warranty addresses certain issues after they occur, the philosophy behind an HVAC maintenance plan is preventative. The time for prevention is always now — don’t wait until your system is already underperforming, or worse, not delivering conditioned air when you need it most. Here are five benefits of purchasing an HVAC maintenance plan today:
Routine Professional Service
Most furnace and A/C manufacturers recommend regular service, preferably at the beginning of the heating and cooling season. Annual service by a certified technician includes vital checks like cleaning evaporator and condenser coils, checking A/C refrigerant level and furnace combustion, as well as servicing moving parts in the blower. These services are usually free under a preventative HVAC maintenance plan.
Lower Operating Costs
Proper HVAC maintenance does more than head off malfunctions before they happen. A properly maintained system helps keep energy consumption within the manufacturer’s specs and the original efficiency rating. This keeps your monthly utility bills under control, while extending the service life of your system so you can avoid early replacement.
If your system malfunctions during a winter blizzard or summer heat wave, you really don’t want to be on the wrong end of a long waiting list. Most contractors that offer maintenance plans provide priority service to holders by moving them to the top of the list.
Parts and Repair Discounts
If your unit requires replacement components, most maintenance plans will offer flat discounts on repairs and parts. Manufacturer warranties typically cover only strictly stipulated repairs with certain parts, as well as deductibles that must be paid in advance.
Instead of hiring an unknown service provider specified by a faraway manufacturer, make sure to find a maintenance plan that lets you deal with a familiar local contractor with an established track record in your community.
If you need more information about finding an HVAC maintenance plan to fit your needs, contact Detmer & Sons, Inc. in Dayton and Springfield today.
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