HVAC Hacks: Tips for Novices and New Homeowners

Here's What The Air Conditioning Maintenance Plan You Choose To Invest In Should Include

Many air conditioning contractors offer maintenance plans that make AC upkeep easy and convenient. Here are a few things that should be included in the AC maintenance plan you decide to invest in.

Automated Appointment Scheduling

One of the biggest benefits of buying a maintenance plan for your air conditioning system is being able to avoid the responsibility of keeping track of your system and scheduling service appointments when necessary. Your service provider will actually keep track of when your system needs to be maintained based on things like the type of system you have, its age, and its condition. They will schedule each appointment for you and simply remind you when it's time for them to show up and do some maintenance work.

Itemized Maintenance Reports

After each maintenance appointment, your service provider should send you an itemized report that lays out exactly what was done and what kinds of problems were found if any so you can address those problems before they become too serious. You can use the maintenance reports to keep track of what's being cleaned, changed, repaired, and tuned up as time goes on. And the records can come in handy if you decide to sell the house at some point in the future because you'll be able to prove that you've taken good care of your AC system.

Prevention and Repair Recommendations

There may be times when your service provider shows up to do some AC maintenance work and they discover that something isn't working properly or looks worn and past it's prime. In cases like these, you can count on your contractor to provide you with preventative measures you can take to make a specific part last a little longer or offer repair options to choose from that are within your budget. Thanks to the regular inspections your air conditioner receives during maintenance visits, you likely won't ever be surprised with an unexpected break down when it's hot outside.

Plan Customization Options

Another thing your maintenance plan should allow you to do is customize your plan options whenever you see fit. For example, you should be able to choose what kind of replacement air filters will be installed in your AC system or skip having the air filter replaced altogether if you can do it yourself and want to save some money on your plan overall. And you should be able to pick and choose from a list of maintenance services when your plan is being created so you never pay for more than you need and you never miss out on services that are important to you.

For more information about AC maintenance, contact a local AC service.