Everyone knows that a well maintained furnace or air conditioner–like any car–will run more efficiently and last longer than a system that’s neglected. But do you need a service agreement to ensure that your systems are properly maintained? The answer could well be no. If you remember to schedule your regular fall and spring maintenance, you might not need a service agreement. But while you might not need a service agreement, you will most likely want one, once you’re familiar with all that this type of plan provides. Let’s take a look.
The Basics of a Service Plan
First and foremost, a service agreement ensures that you receive a comprehensive furnace tune-up in the fall and an air conditioner or heat pump tune-up in the spring. Your highly qualified technician will examine your heating and cooling systems, spotting any problems and fixing any issues. This regular maintenance will keep your systems running efficiently and save you money. You can sleep peacefully at night, knowing that your heating and cooling systems are running the way they should. Service agreements offered by companies such as Mathews CCAC also provide for:
- An automatic call to schedule your heating- and cooling-system tune-ups. No worries about overlooking those necessary appointments.
- Priority-service status.
- Twenty-four-hour emergency service.
- No overtime charge for after-hour emergency repairs.
- A 15-percent discount on parts and labor.
What to Expect
When your HVAC-system technician arrives at your home for a tune-up, he will do a thorough inspection of your furnace or cooling equipment, depending on the time of year. In the fall, for example, he will:
- Check the vent system for blockages or leaks. He will also inspect the intake grilles, louvers and drainage system for blockages.
- Analyze the combustion gases.
- Make sure the blower access door has a tight seal.
- Inspect the heat exchanger for corrosion and rust. He will also inspect the wiring.
- Check the ignition system and the blower wheel.
- Conduct an amp-draw test on the blower motor.
- Change the air filter. A clean filter goes a long way toward creating an energy-efficient home while improving your indoor-air quality.
For more information about maintenance agreement and how it can benefit you, contact the experts at Mathews CCAC. We specialize in air conditioning, heating, indoor-air quality and insulation in south Texas.
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