Preventative maintenance and maintenance agreements… what’s the big deal anyway?
To know if you need to worry about preventative maintenance (usually you get this through a maintenance agreement) it helps to first understand what preventative maintenance is and how it helps you. In a nut shell, preventative maintenance is a helpful service offered by HVAC companies to periodically check on your HVAC systems to avoid neglect, which leads to costly repairs.
The top three ways preventative maintenance can save you money are:
The check-ups and tune-ups provided through a maintenance agreement keep your HVAC system in optimal working condition. It is rare for an unexpected emergency breakdown to occur when the unit is serviced regularly.
Your HVAC system will operate at its most energy efficient when it is at its "healthiest." Frequent visits from the HVAC "doctor" keep it from becoming inefficient, which is typically what causes your energy bills to climb.
It's funny how our HVAC systems are usually an "out-of-sight, out-of-mind" part of our lives. We live comfortably in our cozy homes, that is, until they break down and become all we see and think about. A maintenance agreement will ensure you aren't dealing with emergency repairs during extreme temperatures. This provides physical and emotional comfort.
Think of preventative maintenance as protective maintenance; it will protect you from the elements and the stress of having unnecessary HVAC break-downs. If you are interested in learning more about how maintenance agreements can help you, contact our team at Griffin Heating & Cooling today.