4 Major Benefits of a Maintenance Agreement
The majority of homeowners these days understand that HVAC maintenance plays a really big role in keeping your comfort high and costs low. But what about a maintenance plan? Are there any real benefits to signing on for a long-term or yearly agreement? Follow along with the maintenance specialists at Blind & Sons while we talk about what makes joining a plan so great!
What Is a Maintenance Agreement?
A maintenance agreement, maintenance plan, or service agreement (Lots of terms, all the same meaning) is a contract set between a contractor and a homeowner. Generally speaking the agreement includes all of the standard tune-up and HVAC maintenance services the homeowner needs throughout the year—typically one in the spring for AC, and one in the fall for heating.
On the surface an agreement seems like not a whole lot. Maybe just a way to ensure you don’t forget to get your annual service! But there’s a lot more to it than that, because in most cases HVAC contractors offer unique incentives.
What Are the Incentives of a Maintenance Agreement?
While the incentives offered do change a bit here and there, there are some stable perks that a service agreement nearly always offers. These include:
- Long-term cost savings. Even with the most basic maintenance agreement a homeowner can anticipate a considerably large amount of savings over the span of the agreement. In most cases the difference is actually fairly large, helping you shave money off of keeping up with your HVAC maintenance. Why do contractors do this? Because return business is good business, and saving a client money only sweetens the deal!
- Discounts on additional services. Many maintenance agreements also offer further discounts on other services, including labor, diagnostics and repair, and parts if applicable. That means just by being part of the contract you stand to get a whole lot more emergency coverage.
- Extending the lifespan of your heating and cooling equipment. Maintenance isn’t a one and done kind of thing, and the benefits of the service compound best when it’s administered over time. This goes for optimizing your system for higher efficiency, avoiding repairs, and increasing the overall life expectancy of the HVAC system.
- Staying up to date with your warranty. Most modern cooling and heating systems come with really solid warranties. But they also now all stipulate that you get maintenance on a routine basis in order to keep the warranty valid. That means forgetting even once can land you in an unlucky situation. What’s the best way to not forget? Just sign up for a maintenance plan and let your contractor worry about it.
Maintenance Value Plans with Blind & Sons in Ohio
Think a maintenance plan sounds pretty good? We do, too! At Blind & Sons we offer our clients the Maintenance Value Plan—an agreement that makes sure you never go without strong service. In addition members get discounts on service calls for heating, cooling, and even plumbing and electrical services, too. Repair discounts, too, and a special warranty for members rounds out the deal. It’s how we take care of our Ohio clients!