How a Maintenance Plan Can Lower HVAC Costs in Harrisburg

Taking care of the HVAC system in your Harrisburg, PA, home can be expensive. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. Whether you just had a new heater or air conditioner installed or have had your current heating and cooling equipment for quite some time, purchasing a maintenance plan will definitely help you save. From limiting your repair costs to delaying the need for HVAC replacements, the following are 10 ways these plans deliver.

1. Protect Your Manufacturer’s Warranty

Throughout the first five years of its lifespan, most heating and cooling equipment is covered by a manufacturer warranty. Manufacturer warranties cover all repair and replacement costs that result from poor manufacturing and defective or substandard materials. However, there’s a caveat. To enjoy these protections, homeowners must properly maintain their covered equipment. When signing or activating manufacturer warranties, consumers are entering into mutually binding agreements.

Failure to comply with all of the terms of these agreements often leaves people paying out of pocket for problems that were otherwise covered. Most HVAC manufacturer warranties require annual professional maintenance for heaters, air conditioners, and heat pumps. Some warranties even stipulate which services must performed during these visits and include detailed checklists.

With a preventative maintenance plan, you won’t have to pay for yearly equipment inspections and tune-ups. Best of all, the annual maintenance services that are included in preventative plans are designed to ensure compliance with all standard, maintenance-related warranty requirements. Moreover, if your home insurance plan or home warranty contract has similar requirements, you’ll easily remain compliant with these agreements as well.

2. Limit System Stress and Lower Your Home Energy Bill

Not only will a preventative maintenance plan cover the costs of yearly maintenance services and keep you compliant, but having one also means getting timely reminders so that these services are never overlooked.

Scheduling air conditioner maintenance just before the start of the cooling season and having your heater serviced just before outside temperatures plummet will prime your HVAC equipment for the challenges ahead. As a result, you’ll pay less to use your heater and air conditioner when you need them, and you’ll enjoy optimum performance and high levels of efficiency all season long.

3. Get Great Discounts on Essential Repairs

The pricing for preventative maintenance plans is structured to help consumers save money. Subscribers pay a nominal monthly cost in exchange for covered annual maintenance service and marked discounts on essential repairs. During the early stages of your air conditioner or heater’s lifespan, these discounts will come in handy if the unexpected ever occurs. However, as your HVAC equipment ages and the frequency of repair issues increases, these same discounts will prove all the more worthwhile.

There’s also the opportunity to choose preventative plans that reflect the age and service needs of your equipment. For instance, our Your Way Plan is a low-cost option with a sufficiently generous range of benefits for relatively new heating and cooling equipment. Our Advantage Plan is slightly more costly but far more comprehensive, and it works well for aging, problem-prone units. With multi-tier plans and pricing, homeowners never have to purchase more protection than they actually require.

4. Identify Developing Problems and Resolve Them Right Away

More than just priming your equipment for superior performance, preventative maintenance also prevents minor problems from spiraling out of control. Whether due to oversight or cost concerns, skipping maintenance visits can leave you with serious property damage if an electrical fire or flood occurs as a result. With timely reminders and covered annual tune-ups, you can minimize your risk of property damage significantly.

5. Get the Most From Your Current Heating and Cooling Equipment

In general, heaters and air conditioners are expected to last between 15 and 20 years. However, these estimates only apply to HVAC equipment that’s properly maintained. If you neglect things like filter changes and annual maintenance service, you can expect your current heater and air conditioner to fail within just five to 10 years of installation. By partnering with a trusted HVAC company like ours, you’ll get more value from these investments by staving off the need for replacement.

6. Save on the Costs of Replacement Equipment

Our preventative maintenance plans also help consumers save on replacement equipment. With our Advantage Plan, our contributions towards new heaters and air conditioners increase yearly. Thus, the longer that you maintain your maintenance plan, the less that you’ll have to pay out-of-pocket when the time for replacement arrives. We offer $50 for new equipment installations for every year that our clients are protected and we’ll pay up to $500 for those who maintain their maintenance plans for a decade or more.

7. Protect Your Plumbing System Too

Our preventative maintenance plans cover both HVAC and plumbing systems. This way, our clients can enjoy constant peace of mind when it comes to these two important home features. Moreover, they can do so without paying multiple monthly charges or working with multiple service providers. Both our basic Your Way Plan and our more comprehensive Advantage Plan cover annual maintenance service for plumbing and HVAC, and they also include generous discounts on otherwise mandatory service fees. Plan members additionally enjoy impressive discounts on new HVAC and plumbing installations, and discounts on repair services among other things.

8. Get Guaranteed Service Within 24 Hours

Malfunctioning heaters and air conditioners jeopardize the safety of building residents, particularly during times of temperature extremes. Plumbing problems can cause rapid and progressive building damage when they result in flooded home interiors, leaks, or bacteria-laden backups. HVAC and plumbing companies prioritize the repair requests of plan members while providing white glove service.

As an example, our top-tier maintenance plan comes with guaranteed service within 24 hours. Whether your toilet is overflowing, your drains are slow-moving, or your AC is failing to extract humidity from your indoor air, you can count on our technicians to arrive on time and fully equipped to solve the problem.

9. Pique the Interest of Potential Buyers With Transferable Protections

You can also benefit from a maintenance plan when selling your home. For savvy buyers, purchasing pre-existing construction becomes a lot less daunting when there are warranties in place. Both of our maintenance plans come with extended warranties on plumbing and HVAC repairs, and these protections are entirely transferable. If you ever choose to put your home on the market, a preventative maintenance plan like ours will make it easier to attract motivated and qualified investors.

10. Purchasing a Maintenance Plan Could Benefit Your Health

While there are many ways in which a maintenance plan can directly and indirectly save you money, it’s always important to account for how it impacts your health and your health-related spending. Regularly maintaining your plumbing and HVAC systems can improve your indoor air quality (IAQ), limit the likelihood of mold, eliminate electrical fire hazards, and reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning among other things.

In many households, this translates as less spending on products for managing recurring, IAQ-related symptoms and costly medical treatments. Residents of Harrisburg, PA, and the surrounding area can count on us for superior workmanship, fair pricing, and top-notch customer service.

We offer plumbing, heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services. We also provide benefit-rich preventative maintenance plans. To find out more, contact Ready & Able today!

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