With temperatures & humidity rising in the Lowcountry as we push toward peak summertime levels, the demand & stress on your air conditioning system will also be on the rise.
Depending on your system age and how many hours it has under its belt, heavy use during the summer can lead some systems to breakdown. Those breakdowns can be large or small in nature, again depending on the mileage and upkeep of your system.
We already discussed ways you can save money during your next HVAC service call, one of those ways being signing up for an HVAC maintenance plan.
A comprehensive air conditioning maintenance plan is always a good idea, just as it would be with any other mechanical device (like your car), but here three big reasons why you’ll definitely sign up for one this year.
When humidity and temperature levels are at their worst in Charleston, a few minutes without air conditioning can seem like a few hours.
Waiting for your HVAC company to arrive and fix the issue can feel even longer.
Cutting down that wait time is possible when you sign up for an annual maintenance plan, at least for most HVAC companies in Charleston.
A maintenance plan can include priority scheduling — meaning you move into a preferred queue whenever you need repair or service done.
Another great benefit to signing up for an annual maintenance plan is that many companies will offer reduced costs on parts and labor.
Occasionally you’ll also get discounts on overtime rates as well, when repairs need to be done after regular business hours of the heating and air company.
Getting an HVAC maintenance plan typically includes 1-2 annual maintenance checkups — one before the summer heat and one before the winter cold.
During those checkups, small problems can be found that would otherwise not be addressed if you hadn’t had your HVAC team there.
Those small problems or quick fixes can quickly be amplified into large problems with your system; large problems that can compound into total breakdowns. Total breakdowns, of course, will lead to larger expenses like total HVAC system replacement.
As you can see, maintenance plans for your air conditioning system aren’t only smart for extending its lifespan, but could also mean large cost savings when things go awry with your system.
When you sign up for an HVAC maintenance plan (and hopefully you will after reading this post), be sure to do your research, and you’ll be well on your way to putting your mind at ease about your system this summer.