Regular maintenance is key to a long-lasting HVAC system. Unfortunately, remembering to call your air conditioning and central heating service providers for routine checks and inspections can be difficult, especially if your HVAC unit isn’t really showing any signs of a problem. One way to get around this issue is by signing up for a maintenance agreement with your local HVAC contractor.
At its core, the purview of a maintenance service agreement is to provide you with routine checks of your system. The service provider will keep track of your scheduled appointments so you never miss any important visits. Here are other things our experts at Reliable AC & Heat think a good maintenance agreement should include.
It’s not unusual for HVAC companies to focus their heating or AC maintenance services on certain brands and models. Some manufacturers may even specify a list of authorized contractors to service their products. Before you sign anything with your contractor, check to make sure that they’re trained and experienced with your particular system and are also authorized by the manufacturer to avoid any warranty issues.
Preventive Maintenance Visits
A typical maintenance agreement will often include at least two or even up to four service visits every year. These are commonly scheduled at the beginning of the heating and cooling seasons, i.e., summer and winter. This way, you can ensure that your HVAC system is in good shape before it’s heavily used.
HVAC needs can vary from one home or building to another, so there’s no one-size-fits-all contract that can be applied to all situations. Certain terms and conditions may be generalized, but ultimately, you want your maintenance contract to be tailored to your specific needs.
At Reliable AC & Heat, we’re your leading provider of HVAC maintenance as well as installation and repair services. Give us a call at (818) 423-4285 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate on new HVAC installations today.