Most HVAC companies offer some type of maintenance service contract or service agreement. Whether or not you should buy it depends largely on your circumstances. Regardless of whether you purchase a service agreement or not, it’s important to understand that regular maintenance is an essential part of owning a heating and cooling system. If the only time anyone looks at your system is when something breaks, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of headaches.
Who is Performing the Maintenance?
Unless you are an HVAC technician, maintaining a heating and cooling system is not a “DIY” project. HVAC systems are large pieces of machinery and can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. The majority of maintenance is about keeping your system clean and free of rust. Often this will require that pieces of the system be removed and put back together.
Make sure that the folks performing the service are qualified. At Newcomb and Company, all of our technicians are NATE certified and are also certified to handle refrigerant. They regularly attend classes and conferences to learn the latest advances in the HVAC industry. In addition, all of our service techs train and practice in our state-of-the-art training facility.
How New is Your HVAC System?
A new heating and cooling system is a big purchase for your home. If you’ve ever lost heat during the winter or air conditioning during the summer, you also know how important it is to the overall comfort of your home. If you are on the market for a new system or have just purchased one recently, a maintenance service agreement may be a good idea. A unit today can last anywhere from 10-20 years depending on how well you maintain it. Getting twice the life out of your investment may be worth the cost of a service agreement.
Not only will regular maintenance extend the life of your system, but it will also save you money on energy bills. A cleanly running system is an efficient system. Has your heater ever broken in the winter? Once your furnace is fixed, your system has to work extremely hard to get back to the correct temperature. That’s a lot of wasted energy and wasted money.
If You’re in Central or Eastern North Carolina, Consider Newcomb and Company
For nearly 60 years, you’ve been welcoming us into your homes. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, contact our team to discuss your options and get set up with a Maintenance Service Agreement. As a contract customer, you will receive a 15% discount and priority scheduling. To learn more about our Maintenance Service Agreement, watch the video above.