While you may think that HVAC maintenance service contracts are a thing of the past, or not necessary, they can actually help you keep your costs down while also keeping your HVAC systems in top condition. Your AC unit and your heating system require preventative maintenance just like the other systems in your building. And while it can be easy to ignore your HVAC unit until a problem arises, in this article we’ll explain what a service contract is and how it can benefit the lifespan of your HVAC unit. 

What Does an HVAC Service Contract Cover?

When you sign up for an HVAC maintenance service contract with your HVAC technician, it will typically include preventative maintenance, priority service, and sometimes a discount on parts. Service contracts also include labor costs, emergency or after-hours service calls, and minor parts like fuses and screws. 

Service contracts typically do not cover major parts of your HVAC system that need to be upgraded or replaced, but when you invest in regular preventative maintenance you’ll find that the life of your HVAC system is extended, and large repairs will be few and far between. 

The terms and conditions of your maintenance service contract will be tailored to your HVAC unit and your needs. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all contract, so speak with your technician and they’ll help you create a service contract that works for you. 

The Benefits of HVAC Service Contracts

  • You’ll have peace of mind. Emergency breakdowns cause huge disruptions, especially in commercial buildings. What happens if your HVAC unit breaks down during these cold winter months? Or imagine your air conditioner stops working during the hot and humid summer? Having a service contract means your system will be up and running again as soon as possible.
  • You don’t need to remember to schedule regular maintenance appointments. You’re already busy enough and you don’t need another thing to keep track of. When you have a service contract you won’t need to keep track of when your HVAC unit needs to be serviced, because your bi-annual appointments will be scheduled in the calendar upon the signing of your contract. 
  • Preventative maintenance extends the life of your HVAC system and helps reduce emergency breakdowns. As the saying goes, prevention is key, and this is absolutely the case with your HVAC system. We aren’t always aware of small problems or issues with our HVAC systems, and when an experienced technician conducts inspections on a regular basis, they can catch and repair the small problems before they turn into serious, expensive problems. 
  • It keeps your utility bills from skyrocketing out of control by optimizing HVAC performance. When your air conditioner or heater isn’t working properly they have to work harder to stay at your desired temperature, meaning you’ll incur higher costs to keep them running. Regular maintenance keeps your HVAC systems optimized and healthy, so you can keep your costs under control. 

HVAC Service Contracts are Worth it

In our professional opinion, HVAC service contracts are absolutely worth it. You won’t have to worry about inspections, tune ups, or the health of your HVAC system because your technician will be there on a regular basis to keep it in top working condition. 

Many people wait until their system completely breaks down to call an HVAC technician only to find that the problem is much bigger and much more expensive than they ever expected. HVAC maintenance service contracts protect your budget and your equipment, so please call your HVAC technician today and discuss your options. If you’d like more information about how an HVAC maintenance service contract can benefit you, or if you have any other questions, please contact our team at Tri-Tech Energy today or visit our website at: https://www.tritechenergy.com/