Most reputable HVAC contractors offer preventive maintenance plans in addition to repair and maintenance services. In today’s post, local heating and cooling company OK Heating and Air Conditioning explains the reasons why you should sign up for an preventive HVAC maintenance plan.
What Is a Preventive HVAC Maintenance Plan?
A preventive HVAC maintenance plan, also known as a maintenance contract or a service contract, is an agreement between you and your HVAC contractor where you schedule pre-booked maintenance appointments for your heating and cooling systems.
Heating and air conditioning systems need to be inspected twice a year, at the beginning of the heating and cooling seasons, respectively. A preventive maintenance plan guarantees two visits from your HVAC technician within a year. An HVAC contractor may offer different levels of coverage. Some levels include basic tune-ups, air filter replacement and furnace fuel refills, while others may include emergency services and priority service during peak season.
The Advantages of an Preventive HVAC Maintenance Plan
Signing up for a preventive HVAC maintenance plan, as opposed to booking your maintenance appointments as needed, has many benefits:
Extends the life of your heating and cooling systems — Properly-maintained HVAC systems are at less risk of premature breakdowns. In addition to avoiding unexpected expenses, this helps ensure your family’s comfort. You wouldn’t want your air conditioner breaking down in the middle of the summer season, after all.
Stress-free appointments — Booking your maintenance appointments far in advance means you won’t have stress over trying to find an available HVAC technician during peak season.
Avoid neglecting maintenance appointments — Knowing when your maintenance appointments are ahead of time gives you foreknowledge in managing your other appointments. Depending on availability, your HVAC technician will help you manage your upcoming maintenance appointments if the initial one doesn’t work with your schedule. You’ll also receive reminders days ahead of time.
Keep your warranty intact — HVAC manufacturers count lack of maintenance as neglect and a reason to revoke warranty coverage. Proof of maintenance is one of the documentary requirements when filing a warranty claim.