At H & H, we often encourage our commercial customers to sign up for a commercial HVAC service contract. This is an annual contract that includes a variety of maintenance, inspection, and repair services. Our most vigilant, thoughtful customers usually have a few questions about these plans – and understandably so. One of the most common questions they ask is, “Is it worth it?” Our answer is a resounding “yes.”

A commercial HVAC maintenance contract does cost a little money upfront, but it will save you money in several ways in the years that follow.

Improved Energy Efficiency

Have you ever seen HVAC equipment that has not been cleaned or maintained for several years? It’s usually covered with dust and grime. Some parts may be starting to rust. Equipment in this state does not work efficiently. It consumes more energy than it should. By investing a little money in annual maintenance, you can keep your system running efficiently. Your energy bills should be lower as a result.

Fewer Repairs

Poorly maintained systems are also more prone to breaking down. If you sign up for a maintenance plan, you’re less likely to skip the essential maintenance. That means fewer parts will break, and you won’t have to pay for as many expensive repairs over the years. In other words, spending a little on maintenance will save you a lot on repairs.

Simpler Repairs

If anything does go wrong with your HVAC system, your HVAC contractor will notice it during your routine maintenance appointment. They can spot problems before they become too serious. The repairs that are required in these early stages are usually simple and inexpensive to make. If you were to instead skip inspections for a few years, your system might suffer additional damage and require more expensive, extensive repairs.

A Longer Lifespan

How long does an HVAC system last? Usually, the answer you’ll get to that question will be expressed as a range. For instance, someone might tell you that a commercial AC unit should last 10 – 20 years. That’s a big range. So, what’s the difference between an AC unit that lasts 10 years and one that lasts 20 years? Maintenance.

If you sign up for a maintenance plan through a commercial HVAC maintenance company, your system is likely to last a lot longer. This will save you money on replacement costs over the years. The longer you can keep your system working well, the better.

If you’re planning to have new HVAC equipment installed in your commercial building, we strongly suggest you sign up for a maintenance plan. Doing so will save you a lot of money over the life of your system. Contact H & H Commercial Services if you’re looking for commercial mechanical contractors in the Delaware Valley. We offer installation, commercial heating repair, and more.