Three Reasons To Upgrade Your HVAC Maintenance Plan

Published by Parisa Ostovari

Have you been spending more time in your home lately? It has always been your place to relax and a safe haven from your daily grind. But, these days, it could also be where you work.

Either way, the performance of your HVAC system is essential to helping you feel comfortable in your home. Your annual HVAC maintenance program is an investment in home comfort, but is your current program tier giving you all the benefits you need?

Read More: What To Look For in an HVAC Maintenance Program

Is It Time to Level Up Your HVAC Maintenance Plan?

Many HVAC maintenance plans have multiple tiers with increasing benefits. Over time, you may find that you can maximize your investment in home comfort by exploring the benefits of a higher tier.

Here are three situations where you should consider upgrading your maintenance program:

1. Your HVAC system is aging.

Most HVAC units last between 15 and 20 years. Your system may begin to experience more issues and unexpected repairs when it has been in your home for 10 or more years.

When this starts to happen, you may want to consider looking for a program tier that includes the following:

  • No overtime diagnostics or diagnostic fees, so the costs don’t add up throughout the year.

  • Same-day priority status, so you don’t have to wait 24 hours when your system unexpectedly breaks down on a particularly hot or cold day.

  • Longer warranty periods on repairs so you’re covered in the event of another unexpected breakdown.

  • Blower wheel cleaning, burner cleaning, chemical coil cleaning and condensate pan treatment tablets to keep your system operating smoothly. Without the right membership program, these cleaning tasks can cost more than $200 each.

2. You have a high-efficiency HVAC system.

If you have a high-efficiency HVAC system, you may need to use and replace HEPA filters once a year. These filters can cost more than $200 each, so upgrading your maintenance program level to include HEPA filter replacement at no additional cost is usually worth the investment.

3. You have a humidifier.

If you have installed a whole-home centralized humidifier to work alongside your HVAC system, you should consider upgrading your plan. Many mid-tier and higher tiers of an HVAC maintenance plan will include one free humidifier pad replacement per year during a routine maintenance. This will help keep your humidifier operating at peak performance all year long.

Invest in Your Home Comfort

Your home is a place to relax and enjoy time with your family. And these days, it may also be where you work. You spend a lot of time in your home, so making sure it’s comfortable is important.

The Bell Brothers Comfort Club membership offers three tiers to meet your needs, whether your system is new or aging, standard or high-efficiency. All three tiers include:

  • Two maintenance visits per year

  • Loyalty Program enrollment

  • Standard 1-inch filter replacement (2x/yr)

  • 21-point inspection

  • 24-hour priority status

  • 1-year warranty on repairs

  • Thermostat battery replacement

  • Outdoor condenser coil wash

  • Free virtual diagnostic calls

As you upgrade tiers, the perks get sweeter with benefits like same-day priority status, an extended 2-year warranty on repairs, HEPA filter and humidifier pad replacement and more.