HVAC Planned Maintenance Agreements Pay Off in the Long Run
It is easy to forget about your Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system until it is not keeping your environment as comfortable as it should. If you live in Virginia, this can be a real problem in the summer and winter. Planned maintenance can help your HVAC system keep you reliably comfortable all year around.
You should plan on at least two inspections of your HVAC equipment each year. One inspection should be during the spring, when temperatures are moderate, to check the air conditioning system. The other should be in the fall to check the heating and humidifier system before the weather gets cold.
You can usually save money by entering into a planned maintenance agreement with CLIMATROL Heating & Cooling Corp. We will give you a special rate to perform planned service because it helps us schedule checkups when temperatures are moderate and we are not getting as many emergency calls. More importantly, it helps reduce the number of emergency calls from customers because properly maintained HVAC equipment operates more reliably. This, in turn, will save you money in the long run by extending the life of your HVAC equipment. If you were to call once in the spring and once in the fall for a checkup, you would get the same benefit, but it would likely cost more for you to pay the regular rate for service than if you performed planned maintenance.
Some less scrupulous HVAC service companies will promote planned maintenance just to get a foot in the door so they can "find" reasons to sell you service or equipment. Their technicians are given a commission for getting you to buy products and service. For this reason, you want to select CLIMATROL; we do not offer a commission to our technicians. We allow our technicians to take the time they need to do a thorough job and we don’t place a set limit on the time for a technician to do planned inspection and maintenance on your HVAC system. If you are paying an agreed-upon amount for planned maintenance, it is worthwhile for us to allow our technicians to do a thorough job, because it costs us more to have our technicians return and take care of something they might have missed.
It also helps CLIMATROL know the details of your system, so if there is ever a problem we can keep a proper inventory of parts and supplies on hand for our customers' systems. We’ll be ready to provide solutions at a moment's notice if problems do arise. To this end, you should receive a complete written report showing a checklist of what was inspected on your system and any maintenance performed. This is the same information CLIMATROL keeps on hand in order to provide you with the best service possible.