What Is an HVAC Service Agreement, and Should I Enroll in One?

One of the best ways to ensure your heating and cooling systems make it through their respective seasons without breaking down is with regular maintenance. However, many homeowners often skip HVAC maintenance, leading to untimely breakdowns and a shorter lifespan for HVAC equipment.

At Schebler Heating and Air, we understand you have a lot to juggle between kids, work and home, and HVAC maintenance isn’t always at the top of your to-do list. That’s where Schebler Heating and Air can help.

When you enroll in Schebler’s Platinum Customer Program, we’ll schedule tune up appointments that work around your busy schedule and remind you when they are. In our most recent blog, the HVAC technicians at Schebler discuss what’s included in HVAC maintenance agreements and the benefits of joining one.

What’s Included in an HVAC Maintenance Agreement?

When you enroll in Schebler’s Platinum Customer Program for the low cost of $198, you’ll receive two HVAC system tune ups per year – one in the spring for your cooling system and again in the fall for your heating system. That’s a 10 percent discount over scheduling the appointments separately without enrolling in an HVAC maintenance agreement.

Our Platinum Customer Program also includes no overtime fees on after-hours diagnostic calls and priority service and scheduling.

What Are the Benefits of an HVAC Maintenance Plan?

Some of the many benefits of enrolling in an HVAC maintenance program from Schebler include:

Maintaining Your HVAC System’s Warranty

Furnaces and air conditioners are covered under warranty for a specific period of time, typically around 5 to 10 years. If any components break down and need to be replaced during this time period, your warranty should cover it, saving you from paying for the repairs out of pocket.

However, to keep warranties intact, most HVAC system manufacturers require that the unit is tuned up each year. If you can’t prove that your HVAC system received yearly tune ups, your warranty coverage will likely be denied.

Longer System Lifespan

Well-maintained HVAC systems last longer than ones that did not receive regular preventive maintenance. If you want your furnace and air conditioning systems to last their expected lifespans of 15 to 20 years, invest in bi-annual tune ups each year for your HVAC system and put off having to pay for a new system prematurely.

Reduced Breakdowns

Tune ups include a complete inspection of your entire furnace and air conditioner to ensure all parts are working properly. Tune ups help mitigate wear and tear. During HVAC system maintenance, a technician can catch smaller issues and recommend repairs before they lead to larger, more expensive issues down the road. Without maintenance, these issues can go unnoticed and eventually lead to a breakdown on one of the hottest or coldest days of the year when your system is being pushed to the limit.

Increased Energy Efficiency and Improved Performance

A lack of maintenance causes increased wear and tear on the system which negatively affects its performance and causes a decline in performance. When this occurs, your HVAC system must work harder to reach the set temperature, which can cause increased wear and tear and lead to higher energy bills. A well-maintained heating and cooling system can better control the climate in your home for a more comfortable environment.

Contact Schebler for HVAC Maintenance Services

As you can see, regular HVAC maintenance is imperative to the health of your HVAC system. Many HVAC companies offer HVAC service agreements, and for good reason. If you struggle to remember to schedule annual maintenance for your furnace or air conditioner, consider enrolling in Schebler’s Platinum Customer Program. To learn more about enrolling in an HVAC service contract, or to make an appointment with our team, contact Schebler today.