Maintenance agreements provide peace of mind, which is priceless.
The verbiage in HVAC maintenance agreements can sometimes be murky and confusing, depending on the service provider. It can be hard to determine what exactly is covered under an agreement, and what you should expect to pay for above and beyond the items listed in the agreement. However, there are two items that should be universally covered under any HVAC maintenance agreement:
#1: Regular inspections
You should be able to count on having at least two inspections completed each year. For example, your air conditioner should be checked in the spring before the summer heat and humidity arrive, and the furnace checked in the fall before temperatures dip.
These inspections are the best time to identify and fix emerging problems. They will also provide you assurance that your home will be properly heated or cooled when you need it to be.
#2: Routine maintenance
During these twice-yearly visits, the technician should lubricate moving parts, tighten fasteners, clean out hoses and filters, and replace worn belts. These simple tasks could prevent a catastrophic breakdown later in the season. This means you won’t have to pay huge repair bills, and your family will stay comfortable year-round.
Just like any other piece of machinery, regular maintenance tasks can go a long way toward extending the life of your HVAC system. Furnaces and air conditioners are machines with many components and moving parts that could wear down or become damaged. Repairing or replacing those parts before they completely fail will keep your HVAC system running smoothly for years to come.