The Top Six Reasons to Enroll in an HVAC Maintenance Contract

Your heating and cooling system is essential to a sense of comfort and high air quality. The furnace and air conditioner work hard in the background, heating, cooling, regulating the humidity and filtering your home's indoor air. Lots of homeowners take this functionality for granted until they're suddenly left without them. If your AC has ever broken down on a blistering summer day, or the furnace can't generate enough heat during a blizzard, you know what this is like firsthand.

No homeowner wants to deal with urgent repairs, a spike in energy bills or home comfort problems. What if there was a way to ensure a continuous source of healthy, climate controlled air when you need it most?

That’s where preventive HVAC maintenance comes in handy. Like receiving an oil change for your car, routine tune-ups are a must for keeping your HVAC system in good shape. And to get every benefit from each maintenance visit, you should look into applying for an HVAC maintenance contract.

This plan is an arrangement between you and the HVAC contractor. Participation takes the guessing out of HVAC service by delivering routine maintenance, savings on repair work between scheduled visits and other perks. An HVAC maintenance contract isn't mandatory to ask for tune-ups with Sunbeam Service Experts, but we highly recommend signing up. Here are six reasons why.

1. Automatic Reminders to Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Life gets busier, 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 get scheduled reminders to get an appointment on your calendar. If you’re unfamiliar with why HVAC maintenance is so important, take a look at these benefits:

  • Reveal small problems early: Issues with your heating and cooling usually form slowly. When a technician checks the internal components annually, it’s possible to locate and take care of small problems before they turn into big headaches.
  • Decrease the risk of unexpected shutdowns: By securing that loose fan belt and evening out the off-kilter blower motor during a maintenance call, the chance of a mid-season breakdown goes down.
  • Smaller repair costs: Planned HVAC maintenance is an affordable, foreseeable expense that minimizes the need for most major repairs.
  • Increase energy efficiency: The Department of Energy estimates that once-a-year maintenance can boost HVAC efficiency by as high as 30%, lowering your heating and cooling bills simultaneously.
  • Increase home comfort: When your home comfort system performs the way it should, 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 compared to a neglected one, saving you on untimely replacement expenses.
  • Provide safety: An equipment and safety inspection during every visit offers peace of mind that your home comfort system is working safely.
  • Adhere to your warranty: The bulk of HVAC manufacturers prioritize preventive maintenance so much that they necessitate once-a-year tune-ups to keep your warranty active. Investing a little in maintenance now safeguards you from costly 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 request an emergency repair. You can typically expect same-day service—even for nights, weekends and holidays—thanks to 24/7/365 guaranteed priority service for members.

3. Priority Install

Planning to replace your HVAC system? An HVAC maintenance plan allows access to the fastest installs feasible, even during the busiest weeks.

4. Discounted Repairs and Services

Preventive maintenance decreases the need for repair work, but if your system needs some professional attention, having an HVAC maintenance agreement entitles you to a 15% discount. You’ll also enjoy 15% off indoor air quality products, like pleated filters, whole-house humidifiers and charged media air cleaners.

5. No Trip Charge

HVAC repairs are in some cases inevitable, but they can get expensive fast. Fortunately, with an HVAC maintenance plan, you’ll never be expected to pay trip charges or overtime fees, even for emergency and after-hour visits.

6. Repair Guarantee

How can you know the technician has executed a job well done? Put your mind at ease with a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all repairs and installations for one year. If the final product leave you unhappy, the technician will return to make things right.

Sign Up for an HVAC Maintenance Contract

Sunbeam Service Experts offers three HVAC membership levels: Priority+™, Maintenance+™ and the Service Experts Advantage™ Program. Check out what each plan provides and work with our staff to help you choose the optimum plan for your needs and budget. We’re happy to address any questions you have before registering. For more info about our HVAC maintenance contracts or to schedule a tune-up, please contact your local Sunbeam Service Experts office today.

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