An HVAC system is an expensive investment. You’re putting thousands of dollars into your ongoing comfort, and you want to be sure that the system you’ve purchased continues to function as it should for many years to come. Most systems come with a warranty that will cover you for a little while, but it’s also likely that your contractor offered HVAC service and maintenance with the installation.
Many people are justifiably concerned as to whether it’s worth the investment for one of these programs. Let’s examine whether HVAC maintenance programs are worth the cost and where you can go to get more information on a service plan for your new system.
HVAC Maintenance Programs
It’s true that HVAC maintenance programs can cost a few hundred dollars a year, and they tend to be one of those things that you hope you never have to use. If that’s the case, do you need to spend the extra money? In truth, yes, HVAC service and maintenance contracts are worth it in the long run, even if you don’t use them every year. Let’s see why.
Lower Utility Bills
When you sign up for an annual service agreement, you don’t have to worry about remembering to schedule maintenance. Your company can contact you when it’s time and take care of it. Keeping your furnace well maintained is the key to lowering your utility bills, which in turn will help to offset the cost of your agreement.
Keep Things Working
Maintenance is key to keeping your furnace working like it should. The last thing you want in the middle of a Las Vegas summer is for the AC to break down. Having a maintenance agreement and contract in place is key to making sure your HVAC system continues to function at maximum efficiency.
Not only will it prevent breakdown, but it will extend your equipment life, possibly by a decade or more. It can also help to restore efficiency as it begins to be less efficient with age.
Priority Service and Cost Savings
Generally speaking, HVAC companies will prioritize those customers who have maintenance agreements and customer loyalty. They might even offer discounts and specials on parts and service at various times. This means that when you do suffer a problem, you won’t be on a waiting list for months on end to get the issue addressed.
The Legacy Air Club Membership, for example, offers a discount on all parts, with a guaranteed 24-hour response on calls. You get a discount on service fees and even complimentary tune-ups, as well as four complete sets of filters to change out, and the service tech will change the first two out, with reminders sent for the other two. You’ll get full warranty on parts and services.
If you’d like more information on how HVAC service and maintenance agreements can help you, we’re happy to help. Get in touch with Legacy Air about our HVAC maintenance programs today.