If you’re installing or upgrading a piece of HVAC equipment in your Indianapolis home, you know it’s a big investment. That investment doesn’t just include the purchase price: heating and cooling account for more of the energy use in the average home than any other single drain on your energy. Many HVAC installers offer maintenance contracts to help protect your new equipment, and you should consider carefully whether the extra expense is right for you. Here are some of the ways a contract can help:
- A well-maintained HVAC system has greater overall system efficiency. Whether it’s a clogged air filter or a refrigerant leak, many small issues with your system can lower its effectiveness, costing you more money for the same amount of heating or cooling – without causing a noticeable system failure. Routine maintenance can detect these issues and repair them before they become critical, saving you money month to month.
- Regular maintenance doesn’t just keep your system tuned up and working at high efficiency – it also decreases the likelihood of critical repairs being needed. Many causes of system failure grow from small issues such as clogged air filters. Addressing them quickly during routine maintenance can head off more expensive repairs down the line.
- Annual maintenance is recommended for all systems, regardless of age or installation date. In fact, some system warranties require annual maintenance in order to stay in effect: check the warranty on your system carefully. A maintenance contract can help you keep up with your annual maintenance, so that if something does go wrong, you’ll still be protected.
- Maintenance contracts may provide other benefits, such as discounted services or priority emergency service. Ask your local HVAC dealer what their service contracts cover, and what specific benefits you might receive.
If you’re curious about how HVAC maintenance contracts could benefit you and your home, call Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing to learn more!
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