Getting an air conditioner maintenance plan is more beneficial for your home and for your business than you might realize. Proper maintenance is going to ensure the longevity of your systems and hassle-free performance, so that’s going to serve you to its fullest potential. However, getting the best plan is quite challenging, so let’s take a look at what to consider.
What Some Plans Tend to Leave Out
Now, the first thing that you need to consider is that regular maintenance is rather cheap when you add up the numbers. If your AC breaks in the middle of a 90+ degree day (which is 250+ days out the year in Tampa!) in the middle of the workday, you would have to rely on an emergency repair. And, guess what – this can be expensive. That’s why some air conditioning companies leave it out of the plans – in order to maximize their profits. With this in mind, make sure to include emergency repairs in your maintenance plans. It might be a bit challenging, and it could cost you a few dollars more, but it’s going to save you a lot of money in the long run.
What Does a Good Plan Include?
A good plan is going to include an overall preventive maintenance of your HVAC system, regardless of its size. This includes checking for leakages, ensuring proper Freon levels, and proper working of all of your system’s individual parts, emergency services and much more. You need to know that you are properly covered by the plan. The most important thing that you are going to get out of a comprehensive maintenance plan is the peace of mind that your systems are in the best working condition.
While it’s impossible to determine the exact amount of money that you are going to save, if you use a proper maintenance plan, the truth is that it’s significant. This will vary based on the size of your unit and the type of the maintenance plan, but on average, you can expect that proper maintenance is going to boost the performance of your HVAC system by between 30% and 40% over its lifespan, which is absolutely tremendous! While you won’t get the ROI right away, it’s safe to say that it pays for itself, and then some, over the span of only a few years. The money that you are going to save will come off of your monthly utility bills, and off of the money you would spend on repairs, if you didn’t use a comprehensive maintenance plan. You can rest assured that the savings are going to be substantial.
If that make sense, let’s consider the opposite; what are your expectations for anything that you neglect, but run 2500 hours per year? Not good, right? You wouldn’t run your car for 5 years or 60,000 miles with a tune right? Well, without a good maintenance plan, you might find yourself hanging out in the car that you maintained – just to stay cool when the HVAC system you neglected quits on you!