Are HVAC Maintenance Plans Worth it?
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again – maintenance and preventive care is the best way to avoid unnecessary costs and unexpected problems with your HVAC. While there are many maintenance items you can do on your own, what if you have an exceptionally busy schedule and often get behind on those system check-ups? The good news is that there are annual HVAC maintenance plans available from professionals who can take care of all that for you. We know maintenance is worth it, but is a scheduled and payed for maintenance plan worth it too?
To help you decide if an HVAC maintenance plan is right for you, let’s take a closer look at what some of these plans include. Energy Star outlines a maintenance checklist to give you a detailed idea of what your system needs twice a year. Your plan will likely include most, if not all, of the items on that checklist. Most importantly your plan will include at least an annual inspection and cleaning of your cooling and heating systems. Ideally, someone will come in for a heating system tune-up just before winter, and an air conditioning system checkup just before summer.
Some plans will also include parts and services for repairs necessary that may be found during those maintenance checks. Generally, with an HVAC maintenance plan, you’ll get faster response times to any problems that may arise.
Why HVAC Maintenance Plans?
Still not sure about a maintenance plan? Your more familiar with it than you think. You schedule regular maintenance for your car by change your oil, rotating your tires and changing the filter. Doing this avoids bigger problems in the future. Regular checkups keep your furnace safe, prolongs the lifespan of your systems and avoid major repairs. Nipping a little repair in the bud means avoiding disastrous repairs later.
But how much do maintenance plans cost? Prices can vary depending on who you go to. Consider whether your HVAC is still under a manufacturer’s warranty, which may be redundant when it comes to repairs. However, you’ll want to keep on up maintenance regardless. Consider your annual repair costs and routine maintenance to decide if the price is right for you.
When you choose an HVAC maintenance plan, go to someone you trust. Complete Heating and Air is a locally operated and family owned company with expertise in heating and air. There’s no one better to handle you HVAC maintenance plan. Another benefit of choosing an HVAC maintenance plan is that you get to work regularly with trusted professionals. It’s comforting to know that with each maintenance trip and any necessary repairs, you’ll know who is coming to the rescue.
And if you are putting the effort into preventative maintenance, you’ll save money in the long run. Some companies offer discounts when repairs are necessary. Regular tune-ups, especially when it comes to things like consistent filter changes, mean a more efficient HVAC which will save you even more.
Take the time to consider if a maintenance plan is right for you. For more information about HVAC maintenance plans, and for a free quote, visit Complete Heating and Air.