A new HVAC system is one of the most significant investments homeowners make, and with it comes the job of HVAC maintenance. Failing to keep the system finely tuned is a costly mistake, resulting in breakdowns and premature aging—usually at the most inconvenient moment. Think of HVAC maintenance in the same way you think about caring for your car or your body. Proper care helps ensure you keep things running smoothly for many years to come. That’s where an HVAC maintenance agreement can save the day!
Maybe you’ve never considered the benefits of having an agreement in place long before you need service. Take a minute and read our guide to HVAC preventative maintenance and explore why proactive care in the form of an HVAC maintenance plan should be a priority for every homeowner.
Who Doesn’t Want Lower Utility Bills?
If you don’t track what you spend on heating and cooling your home, you may be in for a surprise. The average household in the United States spends around $2000 a year, with some families spending even more.
An HVAC unit that doesn’t get regular attention in the form of scheduled maintenance won’t run efficiently. Inefficiency results in higher energy bills, but it also puts your HVAC system at risk for costly repairs and early replacement.
The easiest thing for a homeowner to do to ensure they do everything possible to keep energy bills low is to schedule annual HVAC maintenance. When you have a maintenance agreement in place, you have one big maintenance project to check off your to-do list!
Speaking of Efficiency
While lowering energy costs means the world to your budget, it’s not the only reason to focus on HVAC system efficiency. Unmaintained heating and cooling systems must work harder to heat and cool your home.
If you’ve ever let your car run on dirty oil or a clogged air filter, you’ve likely noticed a decrease in performance, including lower fuel economy. If you catch up on maintenance soon enough, the car runs more efficiently.
Your HVAC system responds to regular care in much the same way.
When running efficiently, your HVAC system will use less energy, resulting in less stress on the mechanical components. Less wear and tear make maintenance a more straightforward task and keeps the entire system operating in tip-top shape. The icing on the top of the cake is prolonged system life — you’re able to maximize your investment.
Checking your system’s performance is one item included in an HVAC maintenance plan.
Savings on Parts and Repairs
One benefit of putting an HVAC maintenance agreement in place is one you may not have considered. If you appreciate discounts, this is one that will give you a little more peace of mind about your heating and cooling system.
When you choose our company’s maintenance plan, we extend a 10% discount on HVAC repairs.
Even with regular HVAC preventative maintenance, system parts will eventually wear out. Indeed, professional maintenance performed twice a year should minimize the number of repairs your system requires but isn’t it comforting to know you won’t pay full price for repairs?
Please note that repairs bill as demand service. We extend the 10% discount on labor and materials.
HVAC Maintenance Agreements Put You First In Line
Have you ever called for heating and cooling service and been put on hold? We’re not talking about holding on the phone for several minutes.
Depending on the time of the year, the HVAC company’s ability to meet supply and demand as far as staffing, and the urgency of your HVAC issue, you may have ended up in a holding pattern. There’s nothing as frustrating as waiting and waiting on the hottest day of the year for a service technician to come out and fix a problem.
Our maintenance plan gives you first priority for service, which means we won’t ask you to hold on for days while we figure out how we can work you into our schedule.
Another great benefit of putting a maintenance plan in place is that if you do have an HVAC emergency, we won’t charge you the usual overtime charges.
What Do We in Our HVAC Maintenance Plan?
Having a plan for keeping your HVAC system running smoothly year-round typically involves two service visits. With an HVAC maintenance agreement, our technician will work with you to schedule times to come out for winter and summer tune-ups.
Winter maintenance includes checking out the following:
- Heat Exchanger
- Safety Controls
- Gas Pressure
- Potential Flue Draft
The winter check also includes cleaning of the ignition assembly, burners, and pilot assembly.
Summers here in Northern Virginia can be brutal. Your summer HVAC maintenance is critical to keeping your home comfortable during the long, hot summer months. Summer checks include multiple checkpoints and inspections:
- Evaporator Coil
The summer check also includes cleaning of condensate drains and the condenser coil.
Your HVAC system performs better when individual components have a check-up twice a year. Those include:
- Starting Capacitor Test
- Conditioning Capacity
- Air Flow Check
- Thermostat Calibration
- Blower Adjustment and Cleaning
- Monitor Voltage
The tech will make sure to tighten up any electrical components and lubricate moving parts in the HVAC system.
Ready to Get Started?
We hope our guide to HVAC maintenance agreements helps you see the benefits you’ll enjoy by getting started with this unique type of preventative maintenance. As part of your HVAC maintenance cost, a service plan pays not only for tune-ups but also for your peace of mind and safety.
Whether you’re looking for residential or commercial HVAC maintenance, we have the ideal plan for you. If you’re ready to start your new HVAC maintenance plan, you can do it today by signing up online!