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Warranty or Maintenance Plan? Which Is Best?Deciding between a warranty or maintenance plan is often tough for homeowners. Both are ways to protect yourself against HVAC breakdowns, just in different ways. A warranty plan won’t prevent problems, but will cover a nice chunk of the expenses of fixing it. A maintenance plan tries to prevent breakdowns from occurring with regular service. When you’re making this decision, consider these benefits of a maintenance plan:

  • Quicker fixes. Making a warranty claim can often be frustrating. There are forms to fill out and hoops to jump through in order to get your service or replacement. With a maintenance plan on the other hand, there are no hoops. You pick the company you want and become a regular client. When you have a problem, most service companies will do everything they can to get you up and running as soon as possible, it’s in their best interest to keep you happy.
  • Worry-free maintenance. The main feature of a maintenance plan is of course the regular maintenance by a professional technician. You won’t have to worry about missing an important task or doing something wrong. If you have a warranty agreement you will either have to try to do maintenance on your own or hire a professional to come in anyways.
  • Long-term savings. The result of regular maintenance is consistently low energy bills. Keeping your HVAC system running well also means there is less wear and tear placed on it. Finally, a maintenance plan will prevent large breakdowns, which often easily justify the price of a plan.
  • You’re in control. As mentioned before, you pick the maintenance company that services your system. When you want to make a warranty claim, you typically have to go through approved companies, which may or may not be ones that you trust or have experience with.

If you still have questions in regards to whether a warranty or maintenance plan is right for your Ferndale or Clawson home, feel free to contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Warren, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about warranties and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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