Are HVAC Maintenance Contracts Worth The Money?

March 19, 2020

Typically, when you sign a contract, you have to give up something. This is essentially a compromise to make the contract worthwhile for the other party. Whether it’s a phone plan where you’re tied to using that phone for the next two years or a non-compete agreement that waives your right to go to work for a competing employer, there always seems to be a “catch” when you sign a contract.

When you hear the term “maintenance contract,” then, you may be concerned that you have something to lose. Fortunately, this type of contract is something well worth the money in the quest to protect and maintain your Somerset home. Here are some of the ins and outs of HVAC maintenance contracts that you’ll need to know before you decide if one is right for you.

What Is a Maintenance Contract?

An HVAC maintenance contract is simply an agreement in which you pay a regular fee in exchange for having maintenance completed on your HVAC system a certain number of times a year. This saves the hassle of having to pay for each maintenance session individually and helps make it easier to remember to have your system maintained.

Typically, the maintenance contract will outline at least two maintenance sessions annually. One occurs in the fall before the cold weather kicks in and you’ll soon need your furnace. The other occurs in the later winter or early spring when the need for air conditioning is just around the corner. This bi-annual service ensures that each component in your system is operating correctly at the time when you need it most.

HVAC maintenance contracts from Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing in Somerset can be modified to include a host of options to fit your needs. For example, provisions can be made for certain system repairs should they become necessary. Additionally, you can schedule extra maintenance sessions if you suspect your system will need to be serviced more than once a season.

An HVAC maintenance contract typically covers all the normal maintenance that you would receive during a non-contractual maintenance session. This includes cleaning, lubricating, tightening and testing all system components. If you’re the type of person who likes to “set it and forget it,” then an HVAC maintenance contract makes perfect sense for you.

Are There Any Other Benefits?

Beyond simplifying your HVAC maintenance routine, an HVAC maintenance contract from Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing can have cost benefits as well. By having a contract in place, you’ll have a predictable and stable HVAC maintenance cost from year to year, meaning you can reliably and accurately set your budget.

Additionally, since you are agreeing in advance to have your maintenance performed by Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing, it’s typically easier to get an appointment for maintenance, unless, of course, you try to schedule it at the height of the busy season. At any other time of year, though, the team members at Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing will be awaiting your call to schedule your appointment, and you will be taken care of quickly.

By scheduling bi-annual maintenance, you can extend the life of your HVAC system. Even if your system is new and under warranty, some manufacturers require proof of regular system maintenance before any warranty work will be performed.

If your system is older, regular maintenance is a must. After all, this is the point in the life of your system when different components start to break down. If you catch these problems early, they are typically far easier and less expensive to repair than they would be if you ignored them for a long time.

Working With Professional Technicians

No matter what type of HVAC needs you have, Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing is here to help. Our experienced technicians can perform all required maintenance on your air conditioner and furnace in a way that ensures the integrity and longevity of your equipment. If you do need to have your system replaced, however, we can help with that as well. Of course, we also perform repairs. In addition, we gladly offer indoor air quality testing services. We don’t want anyone we serve to suffer from poor indoor air quality, so we’re proud to offer this option.

We want you to have confidence in your decision to choose us for your HVAC needs. That’s why we’re screened and approved by HomeAdvisor and we work to maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. These certifications are borne out in our five-star customer ratings. If your HVAC system requires a tune-up or anything else, give us a call today.

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