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Are HVAC Preventive Maintenance Contracts Worth It?


HVAC contractors like us here at John StevensonHeating & Air offer preventive maintenance contracts in addition to our residential and commercial HVAC repair services. While many homeowners find maintenance contracts beneficial, others claim they’re a waste of money. In this blog, John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. sheds light on HVAC preventive maintenance contracts.

What are HVAC Preventive Maintenance Contracts?

An HVAC preventive maintenance contract is an agreement between a homeowner and their HVAC contractor. Sometimes referred to as scheduled maintenance agreements, they stipulate that the HVAC contractor will guarantee to perform ongoing preventive maintenance services for the client’s HVAC system.

A typical agreement includes scheduled inspections conducted twice a year after heating and air conditioning installation. Inspections are typically conducted in the spring to prepare the air conditioning system for summer, and in the fall to get the heating system ready for winter. The agreement may also include coverage for replacement parts, emergency repairs and priority service during peak season. Keep in mind that more features will mean higher fees.

Why You Should Purchase a Maintenance Contract

The primary benefit of maintenance contracts is the convenience of not having to schedule an appointment with an HVAC technician, which isn’t an easy thing to do during peak season. Unfortunately, some homeowners give up making an appointment after a few tries, leading to a neglected HVAC system.

It’s worth remembering that HVAC systems are subject to wear and tear. Addressing small problems early will ultimately cost a fraction of what it would repair worn-out, neglected HVAC systems.

Having an HVAC maintenance contract will help keep you up-to-date with your maintenance appointments, reducing the chances of the heating or cooling system breaking down when you least expect it. It also helps keep your HVAC system more efficient by letting your HVAC contractor identify issues that might reduce its output, such as leaks in the ductwork or insulation issues. Most importantly, your home will have a reliable HVAC system that will run smoothly all throughout the year.

John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is your leading provider of HVAC replacement, repair and maintenance services. Give us a call at (760) 276-6690 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment for AC maintenance or heating maintenance.