The Top Six Reasons to Enroll in an HVAC Maintenance Contract

Your heating and cooling system is the key to a sense of comfort and healthy indoor air. The furnace and air conditioner work tirelessly in the background, heating, cooling, controlling the humidity and filtering your home's indoor air. A lot of homeowners take this functionality for granted until they have to do without them. If your air conditioning has ever stopped working on a sweltering summer day, or the furnace has failed during a blizzard, you know what this is like firsthand.

No homeowner wishes to deal with last minute repairs, higher energy bills or problems with their sense of comfort. What if there was a way to maintain an uninterrupted supply of clean, climate controlled air when you want it most?

That’s where preventive HVAC maintenance comes into play. Like receiving an oil change for your car, routine tune-ups are a must for keeping your HVAC system running at its best. And to get every benefit from each maintenance visit, you should consider enrolling in an HVAC maintenance contract.

This contract is an arrangement between you and a trusted HVAC contractor. Participation takes the guesswork out of HVAC service by supplying routine maintenance, savings on repair work between scheduled visits and other perks. An HVAC maintenance contract isn't required to schedule tune-ups with Barlow Service Experts, but we highly recommend registering. Here are six reasons why.

1. Built-In Reminders to Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Life gets busy, so it's not hard to forget about requesting furnace maintenance in the fall and air conditioning maintenance before the spring. With an HVAC membership, you’ll be sent scheduled reminders to get an appointment on your calendar. If you’re unsure of why HVAC maintenance is so beneficial, take a look at these benefits:

  • Reveal minor problems early on: Issues with your home comfort system often progress slowly. When a technician checks the internal components each year, it’s possible to find and fix little problems before they become big headaches.
  • Decrease the risk of equipment failures: By tightening that loose fan belt and evening out the off-kilter blower motor during a maintenance visit, the likelihood of a sudden breakdown diminishes.
  • Smaller repair costs: Routine HVAC maintenance is an affordable, foreseeable amount that reduces the need for many major repairs.
  • Improve energy efficiency: The Department of Energy reports that once-a-year maintenance can enhance HVAC efficiency by close to 30%, bringing down your heating and cooling bills at the same time.
  • Boost home comfort: When your home comfort system performs the way it is supposed to, airflow improves for pleasant temperatures and more manageable humidity throughout the house.
  • Extend the system’s life span: A clean, tuned-up, well-lubricated HVAC system can last years longer versus a neglected one, saving you on early replacement costs.
  • Guarantee safety: An equipment and safety assessment during each visit offers peace of mind that your heating and cooling system is performing safely.
  • Adhere to your warranty: The majority of HVAC manufacturers value preventive maintenance to such a degree that they necessitate yearly tune-ups to keep your warranty valid. Investing a little in maintenance now safeguards you from pricey repairs that your warranty would otherwise cover.

2. Priority Service

Having an HVAC maintenance plan puts you at the front of the line when you call to request an emergency repair. You can often count on same-day service—even for nights, weekends and holidays—thanks to 24/7/365 guaranteed priority service for members.

3. Priority Install

Planning on replacing your home comfort system? An HVAC agreement allows access to the fastest installs possible, even during the most hectic weeks.

4. Marked Down Repairs and Services

Preventive maintenance lowers the need for repair service, but if your system needs some professional attention, having an HVAC maintenance plan provides a 15% discount. You’ll also enjoy 15% off indoor air quality products, such as pleated filters, whole-house humidifiers and charged media air cleaners.

5. No Trip Charge

Utility repairs are occasionally unavoidable, but they can get pricey fast. Thankfully, with an HVAC maintenance plan, you’ll never have to pay trip charges or overtime fees, even for emergency and after-hour appointments.

6. Repair Guarantee

How can you know the technician has completed a job well done? Put your mind at ease with a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all repairs and installations for one year. If the results leave you disappointed, the technician will return to correct things.

Register for an HVAC Maintenance Contract

Barlow Service Experts offers three HVAC membership levels: Priority+™, Maintenance+™ and the Service Experts Advantage™ Program. Take a look at what each plan features and work with our staff to help you figure out the best plan for your needs and budget. We’re happy to address any questions you have before registering. For more information about our HVAC maintenance contracts or to ask for a tune-up, please contact your local Barlow Service Experts office today.

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