What Is an Annual Maintenance Agreement?

Posted on October 1, 2020, at 9:17 pm

Your HVAC system is a big investment. It’s also one of the critical systems making your home habitable during the summer and winter months. So, the last thing you want or need is for a small HVAC issue to snowball into a big problem.

HVAC maintenance agreements allow you to extend the life of your system and minimize costs along the way. Are you looking for ways to save on heating and cooling and minimize unexpected bills? Here’s how an annual maintenance agreement can help.

What Are Annual Maintenance Agreements?

Annual maintenance agreements are an agreement with a service provider to provide core maintenance of your HVAC system.

Maintenance agreements exist because if you want to achieve quality output from your HVAC system, they need to provide repeat performance over the long-term.

You don’t need to sign an annual maintenance agreement for the entire life of the HVAC system. You can renew each year, which means you enjoy the benefits without locking yourself into a long-term commitment.

Services Covered Under the Annual Maintenance Contract

A typical service contract covers two seasonal tune-ups. The first one happens at the beginning of spring, which allows the service technician to pick up on any issues that occurred after a hard Maryland winter. They’ll do things like:

  • Replace filters
  • Check the thermostat
  • Inspect for leaks or disconnects
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Cycle AC to prepare for summer

You get a second visit in the fall, which allows the tech to give your system a tune-up after running the cooling system all summer. They’ll:

  • Replace the filters
  • Inspect heat exchanger
  • Check the thermostat
  • Cycle the heating

These are just a few of the items performed as part of an annual service contract. Your technician will run through a long checklist of tests, cleaning, and maintenance tailored explicitly to your HVAC system and its history for a fully personalized experience.

What Are the Benefits of an Annual HVAC Maintenance Agreement?

Having an HVAC specialist out to your house a few times a year comes with real benefits for all homeowners.

The first benefit is monthly and annual savings. By checking and maintaining your HVAC system twice a year, you will keep your system working efficiently both during peak seasons and over the long-term. You also avoid critical breakdowns, which prevents expensive repair bills, after-hours bills, and other emergency measures.

A second little known benefit is the added perks. When you have an annual maintenance plan, you have a team of technicians who know your system and its core issues. You typically rise to the top of the list when repairs are needed, and you get better service overall.

Would You Benefit from a Maintenance Agreement?

Annual maintenance agreements are a great way to save money and prevent emergencies during the summer or winter. Ultimately, they simplify the maintenance process and ensure you can always depend on your heating and cooling system.

Are you ready to learn more? Get in touch with B & B Heating and Cooling Contractors to learn how we can save you money every month and extend the life of your HVAC system.