If you’re like most homeowners, you’re looking for ways to cut costs and eliminate expenses. Keeping a home running smoothly is not cheap, and especially in this economy you don’t want to throw money away. Some expenses, however, are worth the monetary investment. Here at T F O’Brien, we strongly believe that an HVAC service agreement is one of those expenses.
A service agreement for your heating and cooling systems gives you regularly scheduled preventative maintenance for your system components. We encourage our customers to sign up for annual preventative maintenance because we feel that it’s the most important thing they can do to ensure their home comfort over time.
The fact is, the cost of annual maintenance is often offset or even exceeded by the savings to homeowners in the form of reduced energy costs, discounts, fewer breakdowns and longer equipment life. With these incentives, the cost of preventative HVAC maintenance can be met or even exceeded by savings!
An HVAC Service agreement can also save you money over time. According to www.energystar.gov, almost half of the energy used in your home (about $1,300 per year) goes to heating and cooling. Regular maintenance has been proven to cut those costs by as much as 30%! Other costs associated with poor HVAC system maintenance include the short and long-term costs of repairing and replacing equipment, damage done to your home by excessive moisture and health costs related to poor indoor air quality.
All of these problems arise from lack of proper maintenance on your HVAC system. Your technician will come out and do multiple points of inspection on your HVAC equipment, and show you how simple do-it-yourself steps can make a big difference in your system’s performance. A few dollars worth of the proper filters, for example, will prevent damage to your system and protect you and your family from dust and contaminants that lead to respiratory problems. Replacing and cleaning air filters prevents poor airflow, a common cause of system failure and a major reason why your energy bills are too high.
If you’d like more information about how HVAC maintenance is worth your investment, contact us. We can help you pick the plan that suits your needs and budget, and gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your HVAC system won’t let you down when you need it most.
T.F. O’Brien services the Long Island, New York area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about preventive maintenance and other HVAC topics, please download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.