Routine maintenance is crucial to keeping your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) system running efficiently for as long as possible. However, you may feel concerned that HVAC maintenance is out of your price range. You might try to put it off until you have more room in your budget. It is important to remember, though, that the money you spend now will save you at least twice as much in the long run. This is especially true when you don’t have to replace an expensive part or call for emergency service.
Our team at Ambient Edge can sit down with you and explain all the bells and whistles on our preventive maintenance contract so you can turn over your worries to us. We can help you opt for the services you need and skip those that you don’t. We will help you create a customized maintenance plan that works best for your HVAC system. Call us today at 888-229-4166, and let’s get started.
Typical Costs Associated With HVAC Maintenance
When it comes to HVAC maintenance, the amount you spend depends largely on what exactly you need.
If you decide to sign up for a service contract, you can expect to spend between $150 and $500 a year. This may sound like a lot of money, but the contract covers your entire HVAC unit — including both your furnace and your air conditioning unit.
Otherwise, you can expect to spend anywhere from $50 to $150 per hour for one service call. This may not seem like a big deal if your unit is on the newer side, but for older units that require more service calls, this can add up quickly. Even just a standard AC tune-up can cost between $75 to $200. Therefore, tuning up both your furnace and your AC unit for possibly the price of one turns out to be the better deal in the end.
Costs for Major Repairs and Replacements
Another way to understand and genuinely appreciate how much money a preventive maintenance contract can save you is to look at the price of a major repair. Knowing how much it costs to repair or replace certain parts may be all you need to decide to invest in a service contract that covers all those things for one set price every year.
For instance, here are some of the costs associated with some of our more common air conditioning repairs and part replacements.
- Install a new fan motor: $100 to $700
- Clean ducts: $250 to $500
- Replace a coil: $600 to $2,000
- Fix a refrigerant leak: $200 to $1,600
- Replacing the compressor: $1,300 to $2,300
- Installing a new unit: $3,500 to $7,500
If you need more than one of these things in one service call, that cost can add up fast. Therefore, you certainly should not rule out the idea of signing up for preventive maintenance.
Note that the older your system gets, the more visits we may have to make, which can add up if you don’t have a maintenance contract with us. At that point, it’s important to make the decision as to whether you should invest in a new system or keep throwing money at the old one.
The Benefits of HVAC Maintenance
If money is tight, you are probably trying to convince yourself that you can do without signing up for a maintenance contract. However, there are so many benefits to signing up for preventive maintenance that it is honestly risky not to.
For one thing, when we are keeping tabs on your HVAC system, you never have to worry about it breaking down at the worst possible time. This means during a blizzard for your furnace, or during a heatwave for your AC.
Routine maintenance also extends the life of your system because it doesn’t have to work twice as hard to do the same job it did when it was newer. You also save money on your utility bills for the same reason.
Another unexpected benefit of routine maintenance is that it helps us predict when to expect certain issues and how to plan for their repairs. For instance, say we expect the compressor in your make and model of air conditioner to fail around the 10-year mark, but you have not kept up with routine maintenance. If your air conditioner has been working extra hard for the last two or three years, we will be just as surprised as you when your compressor fails two years earlier than expected.
Sign Up for Preventive Maintenance With Ambient Edge Today and Start Saving Money!
In addition to saving money, you can also enjoy a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all Ambient Edge’s parts and labor. Call us at 888-229-4166 to speak with a friendly member of our team. If you have questions, we have answers, and we are always glad to help. Call Ambient Edge today, and let’s take better care of your HVAC system together!