A service that many HVAC technicians offer these days is an HVAC system maintenance plan. It works by paying a monthly or annual fee that gives you access to preventative services that will keep your HVAC system in top shape. Here are the answers to some common questions about HVAC maintenance plans. 

What Does A Maintenance Plan Cost?

Purchasing a maintenance plan will pay for services that you wouldn't otherwise receive when getting professional help. Expect to pay between $150-$500 for a year of HVAC maintenance, with the price depending on the company you select and the services that are offered.

What Benefits Come With Getting A Maintenance Plan?

Similar to how prices are different between companies, the benefits will vary as well. Expect to receive similar perks when it comes to preventative maintenance, though. They include:

  • Semi-annual or annual cleaning
  • Discounts on parts and repairs
  • Priority scheduling

You will have your HVAC system inspected and cleaned regularly as part of the plan. Maintenance can either be completely free as part of the plan or discounted to the point where it is very affordable. Problems that are discovered can be repaired during the inspection, with labor and parts also being included or deeply discounted.

When something does break in your HVAC system, expect to receive priority service so that you are not waiting for days without air conditioning or heat. This can be one of the biggest benefits of your maintenance plan, because priority service is typically something you cannot buy or need to pay a premium for.

By having this regular maintenance performed, it will help catch bigger problems before they occur and save on your energy bills since the system will be running efficiently.

Are There Situations Where A Maintenance Plan Is Not Necessary?

Prior to purchasing a maintenance plan, you should check the warranty that came with your HVAC system. If the warranty covers labor and parts on the system within a specified period, it may not make sense to get a maintenance plan at this time. Wait until your warranty expires, which is when any repair that needs to be done will be paid for out of your pocket.

HVAC systems need proper care, and sometimes a maintenance plan is the best way to ensure that it gets done and not neglected. If you feel like a maintenance plan is best for your home's HVAC system, contact a local HVAC technician and inquire about if they offer a maintenance plan that will fit your needs.