You’ve probably heard the commercials and seen the advertisements. You might have even heard the spiel when you had your air conditioner serviced. Or maybe you just purchased a new heating and air conditioning system and heard it then. You know the one…. The one where you feel the HVAC company is trying to sell you something and get you to commit to a regular maintenance schedule. The technician probably told you a regular maintenance schedule extends the life of your HVAC system and cuts down on unnecessary wear and tear and the frequency of service calls. Is it all a ploy to get you to spend more money, or is it actually important to the longevity of your HVAC system?
Maintenance agreements are very important to the care, longevity, and efficiency of your heating and air system. While consumers, especially homeowners, are constantly bombarded with offers to buy more services, extend contracts and warranties, and spend more money on their homes and personal property, some offers are worthwhile and will ultimately save the homeowner time and money. A maintenance agreement with Advanced Appliance Service, Inc. is worthwhile and will benefit you and your home’s comfort system.
What are the Benefits to a Maintenance Agreement with Advanced Appliance?
The Actual Unit Itself
The most important benefit of a maintenance agreement is to the HVAC unit itself. A maintenance agreement includes two annual inspections: the first inspection is for your air conditioner and usually takes place in the spring; and the second inspection is typically in the fall during which your certified technician will check the heating side of your system.
During these inspections, your trained technician will ensure that your unit is clean and working efficiently. Keeping your unit clean is the first step in maintaining your unit and maximizing its efficiency. If your system isn’t working at its most efficient, your HVAC technician will be able to diagnose the problem and potentially prevent costly and inconvenient repairs.
Priority Service is a must in the Triad
Summer is a busy time for HVAC companies. If you’re A/C unit is going to stop working, it’s probably going to quit on you at the worst time, probably during one of the hottest days of summer. If you’ve ever had this happen, you’ll appreciate the added benefit of priority service. Priority service is just what the name implies. If you have a maintenance agreement, you get to cut in line and receive service faster.
Saves You Money
When there is a problem with your unit and a repair is necessary, a maintenance agreement will give you a discount on repairs. Not only will the service agreement decrease the frequency of repairs, but it will save you money when the time comes to make a repair.
Also, a poorly maintained and inefficient HVAC unit also increases your utility bills. So when your technician tells you that your system is running efficiently, you can rest assured that you are not spending unnecessary money on your utility bills.
Don’t Void Your Warranty
If you have a manufacturer’s warranty on your unit, keep in mind that failing to keep to a regular maintenance schedule could void your warranty. Heating and air conditioning systems need proper care by a licensed professional like the ones at Advance Appliance. If you don’t hold up your end of the bargain and keep to a regular maintenance schedule, you may find that the warranty is no longer valid.
If you have questions regarding maintenance and increasing the lifespan of your HVAC system, contact us! We’ll be glad to help!