Who are you going to call when a part of your home’s air conditioning breaks down in the middle of a summer heat wave? Maybe the AC unit will be under the manufacturer’s warranty, but maybe that warranty expired, or is void. This isn’t something you want to worry about when you’re sweating inside your own house because it’s so hot.
It doesn’t take much to void a manufacturer’s warranty these days. Anything from improper installation to not being properly serviced by a licensed professional can void the warranty. In fact, not having your heating, cooling and plumbing systems checked annually can void the warranty. You need to protect yourself beyond what the manufacturer offers.
This is where a maintenance agreement comes in handy. They can save you a lot of money and hassle throughout the life of your HVAC system.
What Is A Maintenance Agreement?
It’s simply an agreement between you, the homeowner, and a licensed HVAC professional who will perform regular maintenance, and fix your equipment when there are problems and even install new equipment when the old system has reached the end of its life.
You don’t have to worry if the manufacturer’s warranty is expired or void
The company your agreement is with has your back. For example, if they repair your air conditioner and install a new part, and that part breaks after six months, under the agreement they’ll come out and fix it again for you at no extra cost.
You can save a lot of money
Agreeing to do business exclusively with one company means they will probably discount their services since they know you’re a loyal customer.
You will get the maximum life expectancy out of your heating, cooling and plumbing systems
Performing regular maintenance and check-ups are a must to keep your equipment functioning properly. A maintenance agreement will ensure a professional technician services your equipment annually. While it might seem like a waste of money for them to tell you everything looks good, you’ll save a lot of money if they find a problem early on and can fix it.
You save money on your energy bills
If your heater or air conditioner is running efficiently, then they could be using more power than necessary. The result is higher energy bills and more money out of your pocket.
Prevents breakdowns at the most inconvenient times
In the winter, when it’s below zero outside, there’s no worse time for your home’s heater to break down. And without regular maintenance checks, this is a big risk you’re taking. Having annual checks made can prevent these disasters from happening. Don’t forget the cost for a repairman to come out in the middle of the night when it’s freezing cold to fix your heater will cost a lot more than just a check-up and some preventative maintenance.
You’ll get all around better service
Think about it: if the same company is maintaining your home’s heating, cooling and plumbing systems on an annual basis, then they know your equipment and its history. They’ll also know you. This means that when you call because of a problem, you’re likely to get priority service. You won’t get that if you’re always calling different companies for repairs.
A house is a huge investment. But maintaining a home over the course of its life is an equally big investment. A maintenance agreement with a professionally licensed company can reduce that investment.