Preventative maintenance for any heating and cooling system is a must. They always say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – and the systems that keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer are no different. Keeping on top of things now can prevent major problems in the future.
Here are four reasons why you should have a maintenance plan. Let’s jump right in.
You can avoid total breakdowns – Remember the whole quip in Murphy’s Law that says whatever could get worse does? If your heat pump or you’re A/C is about to go down, it’s going to go down and go down at the worst possible time. Emergency repairs aren’t just inconvenient; they’re also incredibly expensive. Having a maintenance plan helps you avoid both problems by finding and fixing issues before they become catastrophic.
Discounts! – Most HVAC companies will run some sort of deal on repairs should they find them while they’re doing a maintenance checkup on your HVAC system. Some are as deep as 25% off, but standard industry rate is around 10%. Either way – if you do have a part that’s faulty, it’s nice to not have to pay full price.
Save some money on energy bills – Whether its your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner – it may be quietly costing you big bucks behind the scenes without giving you any indication that something might be wrong. If your system is running in tip-top shape, you’ll use less energy and save money. Every little bit your HVAC has to work, is a little more money that’s falling out of your pocket.
Peace of mind – Nothing is worse than always waiting for the worst to happen. With a preventative maintenance plan, you can rest assured knowing that your equipment will be well taken care, running efficiently – and should last a long time. Just like changing your oil in your car, getting your system a regular tune up goes a long way towards keeping it for a long time.
The best thing about being on a maintenance plan is that even if the worst happens, you’ll be ready. Should you experience a failure in spite of the maintenance plan, you get VIP status and are bumped to the priority list for repairs. That means less downtime and less time worrying about how the issue will be resolved. If you’d like to learn more about our preventative maintenance programs, give us a call!
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