HVAC Service Plans Make Maintenance EasyPublished on: October 25, 2018
The weather is changing – don’t forget to invest in an HVAC service plan. It brings convenience, peace of mind and energy efficiency to your home.
Manufacturers recommend routine maintenance at least twice annually to help keep systems running at their optimal levels. Because it happens so infrequently, many people often forget to schedule this vital service call.
An HVAC service plan makes it easy to stay on top of this household responsibility. Who knows, maybe you know someone who could benefit from one as well!
What Is an HVAC Service Plan?
HVAC service contracts vary among service providers, with costs largely dependent upon the level of equipment coverage desired. In general, service contracts fall into three broad categories:
- Plans which cover just the labor cost of either annual or semi-annual planned maintenance visits to check, clean and adjust equipment.
- Those which cover the labor costs for planned maintenance visits and for unplanned repairs.
- Plans which cover the labor costs for both maintenance and repair visits plus costs of selected parts.
Why should you invest in an HVAC service plan? Because with an HVAC service contract you also receive so much. Let’s review…
Convenience of an HVAC Service Plan
A guarantee of routine maintenance visits is perhaps one of the biggest draws of an HVAC service plan because it’s a huge convenience. To redeem it, all you have to do is call to schedule a service call, then a certified HVAC professional will thoroughly inspect the HVAC system for signs of distress.
Best case, the technician will just have to make minor adjustments, giving you the peace of mind everything is running as it should. Should the technician find something needs work, he or she will be able to fix it before it becomes a bigger problem — or worse, stops working.
Another added convenience of an HVAC service plan? If any HVAC equipment breaks down, a service contract typically grants the member priority service.
Safety and Peace of Mind with HVAC Service Plans
Central heating units, such as gas furnaces, caused more than 6,000 fires, 20 deaths and 70 injuries each year between 2011 and 2015, according to the most recent data from the National Fire Protection Association. Mechanical failure, malfunction or failure to clean were the primary causes of these fires.
You can rest assured the technician will perform preventive maintenance and conduct a safety inspection. This checks for cracks in the heat exchanger and other problems which lead to fire or carbon monoxide in the home. He or she will also clean coils and burners as needed.
HVAC Service Plan Savings
No matter how much preventive maintenance is done, every system will incur some kind of breakdown at some point. A service plan can reduce the cost of getting it back in working order and the risk of something going wrong. A service plan also ensures against costly repairs (to the extent the contract you choose covers repairs).
Some offer a repair discount and warranty on the repair work. Finally, everyone saves on energy costs through improved equipment efficiency and system performance.
HVAC Service Plans Provide So Much for a Small Investment
Don’t delay — enjoy peace of mind in the new year. For more information on HVAC service plans, contact one of our highly qualified contractors. A local HVAC expert can help you determine the right plan for you and your home’s needs.