If you think maintenance agreements are only about spending money, it's time to take a closer look. When you have a heating and cooling system in your home, you know there are costs involved. It's not just about the monthly energy bills. If your system ever has issues or breaks down, you have to face the cost of repairs. Did you know that maintenance agreements can help you stop losing money on AC repairs? Keep reading to learn how.
What Happens During Air Conditioning Maintenance?
Your HVAC system needs service twice a year -- in the fall before heating season and in the spring before you start to use your air conditioner. During this service appointment, the technician should do the following:
- Clean the condenser coil
- Inspect and clean the evaporator coil
- Inspect and adjust the blower wheels
- Check and adjust the refrigerant levels
- Clean or change the air filter
- Inspect and adjust the belts and pulleys
- Lubricate motors and bearings
- Test and calibrate the thermostat
How Does Maintenance Affect the Cost of AC Repairs?
There's more than one way regular HVAC maintenance can save you money. Here are three of them:
1. Regular service catches small issues before they become big problems, resulting in no or low cost when it comes to repairs.
2. Most HVAC companies will give a discount on repairs, should they become necessary, to customers who have a maintenance agreement.
3. There are other perks to being a VIP customer with a maintenance plan, including not paying overtime rates should repair be necessary.
Regular service for your air conditioner isn't just about a system that runs at peak performance and higher efficiency. It's also about saving money on repairs over time. For everything you need to know about maintenance agreements, contact the pros at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.