Do You Know What a Maintenance Agreement Is?
It’s usually a good idea to obtain a maintenance agreement for your home’s cooling and heating system. This is because clean, well-maintained heating and cooling systems use less energy, offer better performance and comfort, have fewer breakdowns and last longer. At the same time, having a maintenance contract with a trusted HVAC contractor means they’ll be familiar with you and your home’s comfort system and, consequently, will be able to offer better service.
In some cases, though, you might be better off not signing a maintenance contract. For example, if you’re handy with mechanical systems and have a passing familiarity with HVAC technology, you can probably handle most of the maintenance tasks yourself. Or if you have a relatively new, high-quality system that’s under warranty, you can probably skip the maintenance agreement.
Most of the time, however, maintenance agreements make sense. You’ll just need to decide what level of service makes sense for you.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., we offer a three-tiered selection of residential service agreements. They include:
- Bronze. For a low yearly fee, you’ll get one seasonal tune-up for either your heating or cooling system, a 10 percent discount on duct cleaning, and a 15 percent discount on all service, repairs and upgrades. There are no extra fees for overtime calls.
- Gold. For a bit higher price, you’ll get a tune-up for both your heating and cooling systems. Otherwise, this agreement has the same benefits as the Bronze plan.
With all three plans, the maintenance agreement stays with the system, transferring to a new homeowner.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., we strive to help our customers in the Mid-Atlantic states learn about and home-comfort and energy issues, including those involving HVAC and plumbing systems. This way, they’re better equipped to save money in healthier and more comfortable homes.
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