If you bring up the subject of extended warranties, home warranties, and service contracts in a crowd you are likely to get a large variety of opinions on the topic. Lots of times people have strong feelings about whether or not these items are worth purchasing. Here at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning we cannot give you information on whether or not all of these products are worth it but we can tell you about the advantages of having a maintenance agreement with us for your air conditioner.
HVAC Maintenance Agreement Checklist
First let’s talk about what exactly a HVAC maintenance agreement is. When you sign up for a maintenance agreement here at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning you get a variety of different perks. We will come out to your home twice a year and prepare your unit for the upcoming summer or winter season. During these appointments we clean your unit, inspect all parts, and check to make sure that everything is functioning as it should. In addition to those two maintenance visits you also get priority service should you ever need a service call if your unit is not functioning properly and 20% off your repairs.
HVAC Maintenance Saves Money on Repairs & Replacements
One reason these maintenance agreements are such a great idea is that they can help you save money. This statement causes some people to ask how on earth they are saving money by purchasing something that is optional. Many times people can understand this concept if we compare it to car maintenance. If you have a car you most likely understand the importance of having your oil changed on a regular basis. If you choose not to have your oil changed your car could end up with all sorts of problems that would be costly to repair. This exact same concept applies to your HVAC system. The maintenance calls that we do twice a year are the equivalent of an oil change for your HVAC unit. Having the maintenance work done will help prevent larger repairs down the road.
Maintenance Validates Central Air Conditioner & Furnace Warranty
When you purchase an air conditioner it comes with a warranty on it. The warranty will cover certain parts for a period of time. If something on your unit breaks you will want to call your warranty company out to come and take a look at it. One of the worst things a homeowner can hear when their warranty company comes out is that the repair is not covered. Many times the reason that the repair is not covered is because you did not have your unit regularly maintained by an HVAC professional. Most companies’ warranties are void if you do not have maintenance appointments performed regularly.
HVAC Energy Efficiency Maintenance
Another important reason to get a service agreement is that it can help increase the efficiency of your unit when it is properly maintained. When your unit is properly cleaned and inspected regularly your unit will be able to work the way that it is supposed without having to overcompensate for parts that are not working as they should. The more efficiently your unit works the more money that you will save on your monthly utility bills.