Whether installing a brand new HVAC system, or trying to keep up with repairs on an older one, relying on the same HVAC company makes sound sense.
A home is always evolving, as are the appliances inside of it, and having a team of professionals that are already familiar with your home will save you lots of money over the years. If you have been using the same HVAC company for a few years already, it is a good idea to sign a service agreement or contract with them. A service contract between you and a reputable HVAC company guarantees their services for your home at a set price. This can be especially helpful if you have an older heating and cooling system in your home that is prone to needing repairs at the most inopportune moments.
A Service Contract with an HVAC Company
The basics of a service contract with an HVAC company will be regularly scheduled maintenance checks that should take place two times a year, one at the beginning of summer and the other at the beginning of winter. This will ensure that your heating and cooling systems are ready to go as the temperatures change. By having a contract, you don’t need to worry about scheduling these appointments. A trustworthy HVAC company will contact you about a good time to go and check on your home.
Benefits of Scheduled Maintenance Checks
A benefit of these scheduled maintenance checks is that any problems found are usually also covered in your contract. There may be some exceptions that require an additional cost to you, but that far outweighs the inconvenience of having your furnace or central air conditioner break down when you need it the most. The additional costs are usually parts related, and since the HVAC company is getting those parts at a discounted rate, that discount should be passed down to you.
Emergency Services When You Need Them
Emergency service is probably the biggest benefit to having an HVAC contract. When you commit to your reputable HVAC company you are always given top priority, regardless of how small your problem may be. There is no having to wait until other service calls are complete; you are automatically pushed to the front of the line. Plus, you have access to them 24/7, as opposed to only during business hours. That means if your furnace starts to rattle in the middle of the night a certified HVAC technician will come out right away before your home gets too cold.
By having the same team of HVAC technicians maintaining and servicing your heating and cooling appliances, the efficiency of your appliances will greatly improve. The technicians will already know how your unit works, what repairs have been done, and what areas are consistently troublesome. With all of that information readily available, they can help you make sound decisions about the extent of repairs and offer suggestions for improving the function of the HVAC components.
Do not be dissuaded from an HVAC service contract because your heating and cooling system is relatively new or not prone to problems. That can change in the blink of an eye, leaving you scrambling to get cooled air circulating through your house again. Call Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC at (314) 471-7625.
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