Maintenance agreements offer excellent benefits for home and business owners who understand the necessity of regular maintenance of their HVAC system, but don't have the time or knowledge to do the maintenance themselves. There are many service plan options available, so how do you choose the right company?
Do Some Research Online
This is probably the easiest thing to do when looking for a company to provide necessary preventative maintenance for your HVAC system. Use a search engine to search simple terms such as "service plans" or "maintenance agreements." This should get you a quick list of companies that offer maintenance agreements. To narrow the list down to the companies closest to you, also type in your town, county or city.
Look for Online Reviews
Once you find some good local companies, you'll need to find a way of differentiating between them. One method of doing this is to read online reviews. But take what you read with a grain of salt. Understand that almost anyone can post any review they want, regardless of the truth. Also, keep in mind that most happy customers do not post reviews online, often only the unhappy ones.
Not all maintenance agreements are the same. They all provide the following benefits:
- Discounts on repairs
- Priority service calls
- Extended warranties on parts and labor
- Maintenance visits every year (or twice per year)
- Longer life of your HVAC system due to better maintenance
But not every HVAC company will provide the same level of service or the same discounts. Shop around and compare prices (and benefits) to see what plan works best for you and is the most affordable.
If you'd like to find out more about maintenance agreements, what they provide and whether you should enroll in one, speak with one of our friendly HVAC professionals at Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning today.