Your HVAC appliances run nearly every day of the year to create the ideal indoor environment, regardless of the season or the weather outside. Over time, this constant function can take its toll, leading to wear and tear that robs your system of efficiency, which in turn increases the cost of heating and cooling your home and reduces the longevity of your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner. These reasons are why the benefits of a home service plan are well worth the annual cost—by staying on top of HVAC maintenance and repairs, you’ll reduce your risk of an uncomfortable and inconvenient breakdown while keeping your energy bills lower throughout the year.
Lower Risk of Breakdowns
HVAC breakdowns are inconvenient and may have negative effects on your home and your health if left unaddressed. The very best way to reduce your risk of an HVAC breakdown is to maintain your heating and cooling system regularly with the help of a heating and cooling professional. Enrolling in a home service plan guarantees that you’ll receive two service visits per year, which will check and clean your HVAC system to address the wear and tear that occurs through normal use and leads to the issues that bring appliance function to a halt.
Smaller Repair Fees
The benefits of a home service plan extend to situations in which HVAC repair is needed. First, if your HVAC system does need repairs, you’ll receive preferred pricing and priority scheduling to minimize inconvenience and repair fees. Second, the regular maintenance you receive with your home service plan will increase the likelihood that growing problems are caught early when they are less extensive and naturally less costly to repair.
Reduced Energy Bills
Space heating and cooling is a significant expense for the average home. A poorly-maintained HVAC system can suffer from dirt buildup, poor lubrication, and system strain that will increase your energy costs significantly, and this increase will compound over time for as long as your system is not serviced. The maintenance and repairs you’ll receive with your home service plan will keep your home’s energy bills consistently lower by maximizing the efficiency of your heating and cooling appliances.
Fewer System Replacements
Replacing your HVAC system is a necessary expense when your current system is no longer able to provide the performance you need. All HVAC appliances have an expected lifetime, which typically ranges from 10-20 years, and the best way to ensure your appliances reach this age is by maintaining them. Poor maintenance history and unaddressed problems will reduce the life expectancy of your HVAC system significantly by leading to the early development issues that can make it more cost-effective to replace your HVAC system than repair it. Home service plans can reduce the number of system replacements you must schedule by increasing the longevity of your HVAC appliances through regular maintenance and prompt repairs.
A home service plan is a smart investment in the efficiency of your home and the longevity of your HVAC appliances. If you’re ready to enjoy the benefits of a home service plan in Columbia, SC, we can enroll you in our program today for biannual tune-ups and preferred pricing that will follow you anywhere in the country within our service area, even if you move. You’ll find more details about our home service plans on our website, where you can also read through our past blog articles to learn more about keeping your HVAC system in great shape.