Many L.A. HVAC contractors offer maintenance contracts or agreements as part of their maintenance services. These agreements provide certain routine maintenance services on a regular schedule for a set annual price. But are these agreements really worth it? We definitely think so! Here are just a few ways that HVAC maintenance agreements can help save you money:
1. Consistent maintenance keeps your system running smoothly.
Just like your vehicle, your HVAC system needs consistent maintenance to keep it running smoothly. During your seasonal maintenance visit, one of our HVAC technicians will clean and lubricate the system while checking for any repair needs. By keeping your system clean, lubricated, and in good working order, you’re ensuring that the system runs as efficiently as possible.
When your system is dirty or has parts in need of repair, it can cause your system to work harder than it should to keep your home comfortable. This causes unnecessary wear and tear on your parts that leads to early replacement needs or even system breakdowns. Staying ahead of routine maintenance helps you avoid these issues and the costs associated with them.
2. Regular maintenance helps maintain efficiency.
Regular HVAC system maintenance also helps maintain the efficiency of your system. By keeping your system cleaned and lubricated, your HVAC technician is making sure that your heating and cooling equipment can run efficiently and perform optimally year-round. The more efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, the more energy you can save over time. And we all know that saving energy means lowering your overall utility costs.
3. Routine inspections can help you avoid more costly repairs.
As part of your seasonal maintenance, our HVAC technicians will not only keep your system clean and parts well-lubricated, but they will also inspect your system for any repair needs. They can spot problems that are impacting your energy efficiency while also pointing out any potential issues early before they become big costly repairs. By fixing issues early on when they are small and easy to fix, you can save money on repair costs while also preventing further damage to your system.
When you compare the cost of a seasonal maintenance agreement to the potential costs of major repairs that a neglected HVAC system might need, it’s easy to see the cost savings. The HVAC maintenance agreement fee is small compared to the costs you might have to pay for major and complex repairs that happen during the most inopportune times. Not to mention, the money that you are paying for a maintenance agreement is well worth the hassle you will save and discomfort you’ll experience if your HVAC system were to break down during a time when you need it most.