Mar 11, 2019

Buying an HVAC system is a big decision. If you’re in the market for one, you’ve got a lot on your mind and you don’t want to make a mistake. What’s the right size for your needs? What’s your budget? With all that jargon out there, you might feel like you need an HVAC glossary to understand it all.

After your system has been purchased and installed, it’s time to think about upkeep. You’re asking yourself, “Is AC maintenance worth it?“. It can be tough to convince yourself to pay ahead of time for an HVAC maintenance agreement. Maybe you should just wait until a problem arises, and then see if you can fix the issue with a little DIY repair. While it’s tempting to take a wait and see approach, an HVAC maintenance agreement can save you lots of money in the long run. Here’s why.


If you have an annual maintenance agreement with Newcomb and Company, our service technicians will visit your home twice a year. This gives us an opportunity to stop problems before they get out of hand. HVAC equipment doesn’t break out of the blue. Most problems start out small, but are impossible for the homeowner to detect. Over time, it gets worse until the system is damaged and needs expensive repairs. Inspections can reveal small faults like wear and tear to a belt or leaking refrigerant. Fixing the problem early on keeps your HVAC system from grinding to an expensive and uncomfortable halt. Remember: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!


Imagine you have a hole in your ductwork or your refrigerant is leaking. Your system is working overtime to keep your home at the right temperature, and your energy bill is headed through the roof. Regular preventive maintenance keeps your HVAC running like a Swiss clock, saving you money on your bills. Plus, an efficient, well-maintaned HVAC system is likely to last much longer.


Think you don’t need an HVAC maintenance agreement because you’ve got the manufacturer’s warranty? It’s true that a manufacturer’s warranty is an asset. Parts — or, in a worst-case scenario, replacement of the whole system — can be incredibly expensive. An equipment warranty helps cover the cost of repairs or replacement for a certain period of time. But there’s a catch. Warranty terms usually require proof that your system has been properly maintained. An HVAC maintenance agreement keeps you covered under your manufacturer’s warranty.


HVAC maintenance agreements include regular service calls and basic system maintenance during those visits. But you receive discounts on others services as well. A Newcomb and Company agreement gives you the added bonus of discounts on a range of services, including diagnostic charges, after-hours calls, and basic maintenance necessities.

As you’re pondering your HVAC purchase, rely on Newcomb and Company for expert advice. We’ve been providing homeowners and businesses with expert service since 1954. Our customers benefit from that wealth of experience and knowledge. Contact us today, so we can discuss the best ways to save you money as you embark on this next home adventure.

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