Are HVAC Maintenance Contracts Worth the Money? 4 Commonsense Reasons You’ll Want to Consider One

Are HVAC Maintenance Contracts Worth the Money? 4 Commonsense Reasons You’ll Want to Consider One

 

The most interaction many people have with their HVAC unit is using the thermostat to turn the temperature up or down. It’s one of those parts of a household or building that we don’t really think about unless something goes wrong.

When the HVAC isn’t working… it becomes an emergency.

When it breaks, the heating and air unit moves to the top of the priority list especially if it’s the middle of winter or summer. At Air Tech of Central Florida we understand this all too well, when we receive those desperate calls when the temperature is over 100F and dispatch our AC repair team immediately.

But, just like your car needs regular maintenance to reduce breakdowns and increase its useful lifespan, so does your HVAC unit. If you only have a technician look at it when it’s broken, you could end up replacing it well before you need to.

So, what holds most people back from signing up for a regular HVAC maintenance contract? The cost. Even if the cost reasonable, people don’t prioritize ongoing AC maintenance or fully understand that a small investment up front for that proactive care is going to save them big time in the long run, both in money and comfort.

Is a maintenance contract really worth it? Read on for key reasons it is and how your household or business will benefit from one.

Why You Should Consider an HVAC Maintenance Contract

Signing up for a maintenance contract for your HVAC unit isn’t just an expense, it’s an investment that can pay you back over time in a number of ways. Here are four of the top ways you’ll benefit from that ongoing maintenance of your unit.

Save on Energy Bills

Units that are maintained are more energy efficient, thus you get some of that maintenance contract fee back in energy dollars saved. How much can you save?

Studies show HVAC maintenance can reduce energy costs up to 40%. (Building Efficiency Initiative)

HVAC units can have over 100 separate components, and clean and properly maintained components mean a system that runs at peak efficiency using less energy to keep your home or building at a comfortable temperature.

Reduce Risk of a Breakdown (and Major Repair Costs)

If you never changed the oil in your car, you’d be headed for a major break down with repair costs that would be much higher than the price for just changing the oil regularly.

Keeping your HVAC unit properly maintained is similar in a lot of ways. Maintaining the unit regularly saves you from breakdown that not only can be incredibly inconvenient (especially in central Florida in the dog days of summer), but that can also mean major, unexpected costs to get your AC back in working condition right away.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

An unmaintained and dirty heating and air conditioning system can mean poor indoor air quality for your family or your employees. That can lead to a number of illnesses and conditions that hurt quality of life and endanger health. Poor indoor air quality has also been found to reduce employee productivity by as much as 6-9%.

Keeping the HVAC system clean and maintained can have huge positive health impacts by improving indoor air quality.

Extend Unit Lifespan

When it comes time to replace an HVAC unit, it’s a large expense, in the thousands of dollars, so you want to keep your unit running as long as possible. Some experts estimate the increased longevity at up to twice the lifespen when a unit is regularly maintained. That could be the difference between getting 20 years out an HVAC unit that has a maintenance contract rather than 10 years out of one that doesn’t have any maintenance done.

What Do I Get with a Maintenance Contract?

There are quite a number of things that Air Tech of Central Florida expert technicians do when we perform a maintenance tune-up on your system. Our HVAC maintenance contracts include a 21-point inspection that includes important unit items like:

  • Checking cabinet condition & supports
  • Cleaning out dirt and leaves
  • Inspect condition of condenser coil
  • Monitor refrigerant
  • Inspect fan motor and blades
  • Lubricate motor if needed
  • Inspect compressor and control box for any wear or damage
  • Add algae tablets to drain pan
  • Clean condensate drain line as needed
  • Inspect thermostat, heating element, and defrost controls
  • Change filter
  • and More

Start Saving Today with an HVAC Maintenance Contract

Don’t wait until something really expensive goes wrong with your HVAC system. By properly maintaining it, just like you do your vehicle, you can save money on energy costs, stop unexpected breakdowns from happening, increase unit lifespan, and breathe cleaner air.

You’d be surprised just how affordable our maintenance plans can be!

Why wait? Contact us today and start experiencing the benefits. Just give us a call at 407-696-9876 or contact us online.

Share Post: