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Is a Maintenance Agreement Really Worth the Money this Spring?
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Maintenance agreements are an investment in your future comfort.


When there are technical issues with your heating and cooling system, maintenance agreements can come in handy. Emergency repairs always crop up at the most inconvenient times, but having regular maintenance updates can minimize and even eliminate this possibility.

When customers sign a maintenance contract, they agree to pay an annual fee for updates and regular services designed to prevent system deterioration and emergency breakdowns. The ultimate question comes down to one of cost – does the maintenance agreement fee outweigh the risk of potentially larger, costlier repairs?

For many homeowners the answer is yes. Generally, emergency repair costs are higher than any maintenance fee because of two factors. The first is time constraints; in an emergency situation, there are fewer opportunities to reduce costs by waiting for parts or finding alternative solutions. You need an immediate fix! The second is the extent of the repair – when a system breaks down from neglect, the damage is often more serious and also more expensive.

Therefore, paying a minimal fee for yearly maintenance work is the safer bet. Not only will you be taking a bit of insurance out on your heating and cooling unit, you will also have the peace of mind that comes with knowing a professional is assessing the efficiency of your system and preventing larger issues from developing.

An added bonus? Energy efficient HVAC systems produce lower utility bills. The reduced energy costs from regular maintenance will likely counterbalance the annual fee of the maintenance agreement altogether.

Call 704-933-2256 or talk with the friendly folks at G+S and ask your questions about HVAC maintenance agreements.

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