Many homeowners regard heating and air conditioning preventive maintenance agreements (PMAs) as expensive and unnecessary. But what if, by investing a relatively small amount upfront, you defer other expenses and save money in the long run?
That’s actually what preventive maintenance agreements are about. You pay upfront for maintenance services and enjoy tons of benefits that help you save money where it matters. Unfortunately, many homeowners reject preventive maintenance plans right off the bat. In fact, much more neglect maintenance altogether.
Don’t be that type of homeowner. Before you say a preventive maintenance plan is not for you, the least you can do is ask your HVAC service provider about its coverage and its limitations. Doing the smart thing for your HVAC system will help prevent inconveniences and give you peace of mind. Later on, you’ll thank yourself for it.
Here are several reasons why you should take advantage of a preventive maintenance agreement.
It establishes good HVAC practice
Preventive maintenance agreements cover regular tune-ups. Hence, when you sign up for a preventive maintenance plan, you are entitled to a number of maintenance services during the course of the contract.
When regular tune-ups are done consistently, you establish good HVAC practice that brings excellent results. Air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps need consistent cleaning and tuning up to keep their peak performance.
Routine maintenance must be done once or twice a year or before the start of the heating and cooling seasons. When these routines are well-established, you get to enjoy an excellent and consistent performance from your equipment.
It saves you money
A preventive maintenance agreement defers expensive repair costs, cuts energy bills so that you save in the long run, and extends equipment lifespan, which, again, helps you save where it matters.
Emergency repair services, for one, are expensive. Have you ever needed emergency assistance during summer? Repair costs go over the roof during peak seasonsㅡthat is, if you can find somebody to assist you in the first place. As you probably know, finding a professional technician who can fix your troubles during peak seasons is quite a challenge. If you’re fortunate to find one, be prepared to pay more.
Preventive maintenance services help you avoid repairs and replacements so that your equipment is in top condition any time of the year. A piece of well-maintained equipment uses less energy, which means fewer utility bills.
It serves as warranty compliance
Because preventive maintenance services are very important, manufacturers may demand proof of proper equipment maintenance to honor product warranties. Without such proof, some manufacturers reserve the right to void the coverage on a unit.
A preventive maintenance agreement may serve as proof of compliance in case a warranty has to be claimed for whatever reasons.
It improves air quality and home comfort
Indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. A well-maintained HVAC system acts as your first line of defense against indoor pollution.
With a preventive maintenance plan in place, you can ensure the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system. Powerful and efficient HVAC equipment provides your home with safe and clean indoor air with just the right warmth or coolness to make your place comfortable.
Gives homeowners peace of mind
The peace of mind a preventive maintenance plan can provide is priceless, especially during peak seasons. If your air conditioner will break down in the middle of summer, who will you call? How soon will you receive emergency service?
Customers with PMA are not just entitled to receive special discounts. They receive special treatment too in the form of priority service. HVAC repair services are difficult to find during peak seasons when there is high demand for such services and a low supply of quality HVAC technicians.
Technicians usually have fully loaded schedules during peak seasons, but with a preventive maintenance agreement, you will receive priority service over non-PMA customers. That means lesser wait time and inconvenience on your part.
Preventive maintenance agreements benefit you in many ways, but not all PMAs are the same. To be sure about the coverage and limitation of a preventive maintenance program, talk to your HVAC provider and read the little fine prints.
At Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC, we do our best to meet your HVAC needs and, of course, your budget. We tailor-fit our preventive maintenance agreement to make sure your needs are met. Call us today and we’ll help you find the best preventive maintenance plan for you.