A few years ago, I invested into a brand new furnace and air conditioner.
The cost was considerable.
I spent more for the sake of higher energy efficiency, leading technology and modern features. The HVAC contractor who handled the installation project stressed the importance of regular upkeep. He said that a record of annual professional upkeep is necessary to fulfill the manufacturer’s warranty requirements. He convinced me to enroll in a maintenance plan. The plan includes two service calls per year. Someone from the HVAC company gives me a call in the spring to remind me it’s time to schedule upkeep for the air conditioner and again in the fall for the furnace. A technician completes a thorough troubleshooting of the system, checking for any issues that might lead to repair. He performs an intensive cleaning to remove the buildup of dust and other contaminants that would otherwise restrict airflow. He tightens electrical connections, lubricates moving parts, tests the thermostat, inspects the ductworks and makes sure all components are working at their best. Because of his efforts, I can be sure that the furnace and air conditioner are operating at maximum capacity and energy efficiency. My family enjoys superior comfort and air quality, while I pay less in utility bills. The air conditioner and furnace should succumb to fewer problems and last far longer because of the regular maintenance. Plus, I benefit from priority scheduling and 24/7 emergency repair without overtime fees. While I wasn’t overly thrilled with investing more money into a brand new heating and cooling system, the maintenance plan is definitely worthwhile. It optimizes the value of my essential equipment.