Staying Up On Furnace Maintenance

Three Elements Of A Good HVAC Service Contract For Your Business

Air conditioning is critical to the success of your business. Without it, customers are likely to turn around and leave your store or restaurant as soon as they enter the doors. This is especially true in the warmer summer months, but also the winter months, because your system is likely to provide both heating and air conditioning. Because your AC system is so critical, it is often a good idea to buy a service contract. However, not all service contracts are the same. The following are three critical things to look for when purchasing one.

It should include annual maintenance

Once a year, your AC unit needs to be given a tune-up. There are parts that need lubrication and cleaning. Equally important is an inspection of critical components. Often a part that is worn down can be replaced before it breaks down. Annual maintenance reduces the chances of your unit breaking down and keeps it in optimal condition, so your utility bill is kept to a minimum. Without having maintenance included in the contract, you are wasting your money. This is something your AC unit needs once a year.

It should include emergency service

Not every service contract will include emergency service, but as a business owner, this is critical to keeping your business doors open. When your AC unit is down, you are likely losing money. A service contract should include this type of service. It doesn't necessarily need to be 24 hour emergency service, but you need to make sure that you will get immediate response during your business's operating hours.

It should be provided by a reputable company

A reputable company simply means that the AC service and repair company has been in business for many years and has many references and testimonials to provide. Anybody can sell you a service contract, but you need the company to follow up with the service as well. Naturally, you want a company to be bonded and have the proper licensing and insurance. In addition, you want to look for a company that specializes in the brand name of your AC unit. A company will often sell a particular brand or brands of AC and heating systems. These are the ones they will be best at servicing.

Don't let your business suffer from problems relating to your AC unit. Purchase an annual service contract for your AC system, but make sure that the contract is sold by a company described above and has both an annual maintenance and emergency repair provision in the contract. Contact a company like Comfort Solutions for more information.