Why Go With an HVAC Service Plan? Isn’t There Something Cheaper?

Service plans from Cool Techs in Linden, VA, keep you comfortable year-round.

Often, cost is the reason home- and business owners do not purchase an HVAC service plan. Depending on the services offered, one can require an annual investment of between $100 and $500. If the system and major repairs are covered under a manufacturer’s warranty, they may not find the cost worthwhile; however, there are manufacturers that require routine maintenance as a term of the warranty, in which case an HVAC service plan is going to be comparable to or cheaper than trying to find a competent and trustworthy technician when it’s maintenance time.

It really can’t be stressed enough that when you don’t have an HVAC service plan set up, that means you have to remember to shop around to find a qualified technician. The reason this has to be emphasized is because the time spent to do research and call around to try to make an appointment is time you could have spent doing something more important to you personally, such as being with friends and loved ones or growing your business. Yes, some contracts could theoretically cost more than the services and repairs being offered. But that’s why you look around before you need help. And it’s important to keep in mind that if you don’t have regular maintenance done, you increase your risk of experiencing a catastrophic failure.

You may be confident that you’ll remember to make a call for regular maintenance yourself, but even if you mark it on your calendar you run the risk of not seeing the reminder, of seeing it but putting it aside for something more pressing, or coming up against a wall of technicians who are prioritizing customers who do have service plans. If those happen enough, you’ll find yourself with a unit in need of repair, and either you’ll be waiting for days for help or you’ll pay a lot more for an emergency fix than you would have had to if you’d simply had an HVAC service plan of your own to turn to.

The value of an HVAC service plan is perhaps clearest in its maintenance aspect, which helps to diagnose and head off failures, but most plans include at least a few other benefits—installation discounts, seasonal preparations for the heat of summer or the cold of winter, priority service, and automatic scheduling so that you never have to worry about calling to make a maintenance appointment or forgetting to call.

There are plenty of benefits that will come with your Cool Techs HVAC service plan:

  • Lower energy bills
  • Increased efficiency
  • Increased system lifespan
  • Prevention of untimely repairs
  • Priority service
  • Discount on repairs and installation
  • Peace of mind

Residential Service Plans:

Commercial Service Plans:

gold maintenance plan

Gold Service Plan

  • 10% OFF any repairs or install
  • Priority service
  • Spring and Autumn tune-ups
  • Automatic scheduling
  • 15-point inspection

platinum maintenance plan

Platinum Service Plan

  • 15% OFF any repairs or install
  • No diagnostic fee
  • Covers cleanings
  • Priority service
  • Spring and Autumn tune-ups
  • Automatic Scheduling
  • 15-point inspection

Do you own a business? We offer service plans for commercial customers that include quarterly filter changes, Spring and Autumn inspections, and other important checks:

  • Change air filters quarterly
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check and clear drain lines
  • Check motors, adjust belts, oil bearings
  • Check blower wheels and fan blades
  • Check contactors and capacitors
  • Check heat exchanger and burners
  • Check CO levels
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Check compressor operations
  • Check control wiring

Have confidence that your commercial heating and cooling systems are running at maximum efficiency and reliability.

15-Point Heating and Cooling Inspections:

Our expert technicians will assess your system, examine the components in detail, and evaluate the mechanical integrity of the system.

15-Point Heating Inspection:

  • Check heat exchanger
  • Perform Carbon Monoxide Test
  • Check and clean burners
  • Check flue and gas piping
  • Check motors and oil bearings
  • Check blower wheel
  • Check and tighten electrical connections
  • Check thermostat operations
  • Check air filters
  • Check and adjust gas manifold pressure
  • Check low voltage controls
  • Check electric heating elements
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Check defrost cycle
  • Check temperature rise and airflow

15-Point Cooling Inspection:

  • Check and clear drain line
  • Check evaporator coil
  • Check condenser coil
  • Check and tighten electric connections
  • Check motors and bearings
  • Check blower wheel
  • Check fan blade
  • Check air filters
  • Check low voltage controls
  • Check compressor operations
  • Check refrigerant levels
  • Check contactor
  • Check service disconnects
  • Check capacitors
  • Check temperature drop and airflow