The Top Six Reasons to Enroll in an HVAC Maintenance Contract

Your HVAC system is the key to home comfort and healthy indoor air. The furnace and air conditioner work tirelessly in the background, heating, cooling, regulating the humidity and filtering your indoor air. Lots of homeowners take these functions for granted until they're suddenly left without them. If your air conditioning has ever stopped working on a blistering summer day, or the furnace has failed during a blizzard, you understand what this is like firsthand.

No homeowner wants to deal with emergency repairs, high energy bills or home comfort problems. What if there was a way to ensure a continuous source of healthy, conditioned air when you want it most?

That’s where preventive HVAC maintenance comes in. Like obtaining an oil change for your car, consistent tune-ups are vital for keeping your HVAC system running at its best. And to get the most from each maintenance visit, you should look into applying for an HVAC maintenance contract.

This contract is an arrangement between you and an HVAC contractor. Membership takes the guesswork out of HVAC service by supplying routine maintenance, savings on repair work between scheduled visits and other advantages. An HVAC maintenance contract isn't required to schedule tune-ups with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, but we highly encourage registering. Here are six reasons why.

1. Automatic Reminders to Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Life gets busier, so people often forget about scheduling furnace maintenance for the fall and air conditioning maintenance in the spring. With an HVAC membership, you’ll be sent friendly reminders to get an appointment on your calendar. If you’re not sure why HVAC maintenance is so beneficial, take a look at these benefits:

  • Uncover smaller problems early: Issues with your home comfort system usually develop little by little. When a technician inspects the internal components each year, it’s possible to pinpoint and resolve little problems before they become big headaches.
  • Lower the risk of unexpected shutdowns: By tightening that loose fan belt and balancing the off-kilter blower motor during a maintenance visit, the risk of a mid-season breakdown diminishes.
  • Lower repair costs: Routine HVAC maintenance is an affordable, predictable amount that minimizes the need for most major repairs.
  • Increase energy efficiency: The Department of Energy reports that annual maintenance can increase HVAC efficiency by as high as 30%, reducing your heating and cooling bills in the process.
  • Boost home comfort: When your HVAC system performs the way it should, airflow improves for pleasant temperatures and more comfortable humidity throughout the house.
  • Lengthen the system’s life span: A clean, tuned-up, well-lubricated HVAC system can live years longer compared to a neglected one, saving you on premature replacement equipment.
  • Ensure safety: An equipment and safety inspection during each visit delivers peace of mind that your home comfort system is working as intended.
  • Maintain your warranty: The majority of HVAC manufacturers value preventive maintenance to such a degree that they require annual tune-ups to keep your warranty active. Investing a little in upkeep now protects you from costly repairs that your warranty would otherwise cover.

2. Priority Service

Having an HVAC maintenance plan puts you at the front of the line when you schedule an emergency repair. You can typically count on same-day service—even on nights, weekends and holidays—thanks to 24/7/365 guaranteed priority service for members.

3. Priority Install

Planning on replacing your heating and cooling system? An HVAC agreement gives you access to the quickest installs possible, even during the busiest weeks.

4. Discounted Repairs and Services

Regular maintenance lowers the need for repair calls, but if your system needs some TLC, having an HVAC maintenance contract entitles you to a 15% discount. You’ll also receive 15% off indoor air quality products, like pleated filters, whole-house humidifiers and charged media air cleaners.

5. No Trip Charge

Heating and cooling repairs are sometimes necessary, but they can get pricey fast. Thankfully, with an HVAC agreement, you’ll never be expected to pay trip charges or overtime fees, even for emergency and after-hour appointments.

6. Repair Guarantee

How can you know the technician has completed a job well done? Put your mind at ease with a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all repairs and installations for one year. If the work leaves you unhappy, your technician will return to correct things.

Sign Up for an HVAC Maintenance Contract

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers three HVAC membership levels: Priority+™, Maintenance+™ and the Service Experts Advantage™ Program. Consider what each plan provides and work with our staff to help you choose the best plan for your needs and budget. We’re happy to answer any questions you have before enrolling. For more info about our HVAC maintenance contracts or to request a tune-up, please contact your local Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning office today.