Scheduling air conditioner maintenance is crucial to your heating and cooling system’s smooth operation and longevity. This achieves your two primary objectives, maintaining your comfort and saving you money over the long term.
So, we can expect. with the proper maintenance, your system will have lower costs for heating and cooling, it will have a higher reliability with fewer breakdowns, and you can expect your system to last longer. In the same regard that you take your auto to be serviced periodically each year, you should consider the same mindset for your residential or commercial HVAC system.
What is a Heating and Cooling Service Agreement?
A maintenance contract is also known as a Maintenance Agreement or Maintenance Program; the exact wording may vary. But whatever the name, it is essentially a contract between a homeowner and a Heating and Cooling System contractor where the contractor agrees to perform a list of services to your air conditioner a certain number of times (usually once or twice) per year, for a set fee.
As you might expect, the details and pricing vary from provider to provider. The services performed usually include checking, cleaning, adjusting and/or changing various parts of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) equipment. Some contracts provide greater levels of service than a boilerplate such as the levels of service that Sun Coast provides.
You contractor will remind you when you’re due for a maintenance visit (either once or twice a year, depending on the contract). At Sun Coast Energy, we contact our maintenance program customers when it’s time to schedule their next appointment.
How do I select a HVAC Service Provider?
The first step in choosing a contract is to check into the company itself. Whether a friend recommended the company, or you found them in a internet search, you’ll do well to inform yourself about them. Here are some questions to ask:
- Is the company licensed, bonded, and insured?
- Do they have any certifications?
- Are they members of any local chambers of commerce?
- Does the company consist of two guys and a truck? Or, do they have enough employees to meet the demands of a large customer base in high season?
- How long have they been in business?
- Do they offer 24/7 emergency AC repair service?
- Are they reasonably close to you? They don’t have to be right in your backyard, but if you need an emergency repair, hiring a local company will ensure faster service.
Sun Coast Energy can answer all the above with affirmative answers. We maintain all licenses, insurance and certifications required and others that we choose to send our techs to enable us to service all major heating and cooling system brands. We have a fleet of trucks servicing all of Baldwin County. Our owner James Linton has been a local heating and cooling businessman for over 30 years. We are not going anywhere, when you sign a Service Agreement with Sun Coast Energy, we will be their when you need us.