The Benefits of a Maintenance Service Agreement
What if – for a relatively small investment – you could save money, breathe cleaner air, enjoy increased safety and comfort in your home, and help the environment while boosting your overall peace of mind?
That’s just a few key benefits of getting regular HVAC maintenance. Now let’s take a closer look at why HVAC preventive maintenance is such a wise and worthwhile investment.
1. Save Money
Here are ways preventive maintenance benefits your bottom line:
- Prevent costly breakdowns
- Reduce energy bills
- Extend the life of your system
- Stay protected under warranty
Regular HVAC maintenance is said to reduce the risk of costly breakdowns by as much as 95%. Chances are you wouldn’t drive your car for 30,000 miles without getting an oil change; you’d be asking for trouble. This analogy holds true for your heating and cooling system.
Cut energy bills: Preventive maintenance helps ensure that your HVAC system runs at close to peak efficiency. This can mean savings of up to 30% on your energy bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Extend system life: Regular maintenance extends the life of your system, reducing the likelihood that you’ll need to spend big bucks on an HVAC installation soon. It’s sort of like how annual checkups can help us humans live longer, except your HVAC doctor makes house calls.
Stay covered under warranty: It’s important to be aware that most HVAC manufacturers require proof of annual maintenance when a repair claim is submitted under warranty. Some of the components that make your HVAC system work are fairly expensive, so investing in annual maintenance to keep them covered under your warranty can save you a significant sum if something goes wrong.
2. Improve Your Air Quality
The EPA reports that indoor levels of airborne pollutants may be 2-5 times higher (in extreme cases more than 100 times higher) than outdoor levels. This is particularly significant if you or any family members suffer from respiratory issues such as asthma.
Though we are not aware of it day to day, we share our homes with a variety of substances that we would rather not breathe. These common indoor allergens range from ordinary household dust that can contain dozens of respiratory issues to pet dander, dust mites, cigarette smoke, pollen and mold.
3. Improve Your Comfort
You depend on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable year round. Regular maintenance helps your system produce and distribute the warm or cool air more evenly and steadily. Preventive steps like cleaning your ductwork can help ensure that your home heats and cools as evenly and efficiently as possible.
4. Keep Your Home Safer
You’ve heard the horror stories. Someone you know went away during the holidays and returned to find a frozen, severely damaged house. If you’re away from home and your heat stops working during a cold snap the result can be a domino effect of frozen or burst pipes, water damage and worse. The cost of repairs in this situation can be incredibly steep. Preventive HVAC maintenance also helps safeguard you and your family against the risk of carbon monoxide – the colorless, odorless gas whose effects can be deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, exposure to even low levels of carbon monoxide can cause serious health issues. The most common cause of carbon monoxide leaks is a cracked or failed heat exchanger.
5. Help the Environment
For those concerned about their green footprint, keep in mind that a well-maintained HVAC system consumes considerably less fuel – and that’s good for the planet.
6. Give Yourself Greater Peace of Mind
Finally, investing in a preventive maintenance plan gives you the comfort of knowing that if something goes wrong, you’ve already taken steps to make the situation as painless as possible.
At J. H. Roberts our maintenance plans, starting at $79, gets you:
• Priority Service Scheduling
• Service department parts and labor will be discounted at a rate of 15% off our normal price
• Emergency Service shall be provided after regular business hours at our normal price (no 15 % discount applies).
Check out our service maintenance plans online
or give us a call at (609) 693-2457.