Annual HVAC Maintenance = Optimal HVAC Performance
You’ve probably heard over and over that you should be considering a maintenance agreement for your home HVAC system. Why do you need a maintenance plan? What does it do for you? At Air Pros, we begin by gaining an understanding of your current system, only then can we tell you how you may benefit from routine maintenance. So let’s have a chat!
Regardless of the model unit, it's age or condition, air conditioners should be cleaned and inspected every spring; heaters should be cleaned and inspected every fall. Although HVAC service agreements involve a commitment, most of them come with perks and benefits that make the commitment worthwhile.
Ready to gain the benefits of a Air Pros maintenance agreement? Contact our NATE-Certified HVAC team today to get started!
Maintenance Service vs. Service Contract
First, let’s differentiate between a regular maintenance service and a contract. A maintenance service is a one-time call in for tune-ups and cleaning for HVAC systems. They spruce your HVAC system up, improving performance, maximizing energy-efficiency and lowering costs, and ensuring you get a long, healthy lifespan out of your heating and cooling system.
A service contract is also all of these things. It’s just more long-term. Service contracts are plans and contracts for routine service. They can be pursued yearly, or you can go for a longer contract as you choose. But that’s not all a maintenance agreement is.
With maintenance agreements you get all of the service of a maintenance visit, plus you also get discounts, priority service, routine services, and even cuts on labor costs.
Why is a Service Contract the Best Choice?
It can all be summed up in one very important word: consistency. A one-off service is certainly better than nothing, but the true benefits of maintenance services come via consistency. With each optimization, cleaning, and inspection your system becomes more efficient and more reliable. More consistent, if you will.
There are also benefits to you personally as well, since you won’t have to manually keep track of when your last visit was, and potentially wait too long (losing you many of those benefits). In addition maintenance agreements tend to cost far less than single visits, meaning you get some savings in efficiency, repairs, and in overall service costs.
And of course there’s a benefit to consistency for us as well. Not only do we know we were the last team to work with your system (and thus know what needs doing the most), but consistent business is just better overall.
How often do systems need maintenance?
It depends a bit on the system in question. And air conditioner, just your standard central setup, typically needs service once a year; best done in the spring. A heat pump, however, needs service twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, for heating and cooling both. This is another reason why a maintenance plan is better overall.