RGV KVEO (NEWSCENTER 23) — The key to keep your AC humming along the summer is proper maintenance.
If maintenance often skips your mind, many hvac companies are offering yearly service agreements.
Are these plans right for you?
We weigh the pros and cons in today's Angie's list report.
Curt Hicks says maintaining your unit is the key to keeping your air conditioner working during the dog days of summer.
Curt Hicks/HVAC Contractor: "The older the equipment gets the more maintenance it's going to require. They develop leaks and things break more when they get old and tired."
If you often forget to keep on top of maintenance more HVAC companies are offering agreements where you pay a set annual fee to them to come out and perform necessary maintenance.
Most basic plans start around 150$ and include a checkup and a tune-up for your system at the start of the summer and winter seasons.
The more services the agreement includes, the more you pay.
Angie Hicks/Angie's list: "The drawbacks are your paying for the expense upfront and you may not need it. For example, you may not have a repair on your unit this year. So it's important to understand the condition of your unit before you make the decision to buy a maintence agreement."
When picking a plan, Angie's list remains homeowners to choose a H-HVAC company that is honest, trustworthy, and reliable.
Remember the maintance agreement is only as good as the service provider backing it.