Why Do I Need a Protection Plan, Anyway?

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Whether you’re in the process of buying a new furnace or having your existing HVAC system serviced, it might cause you to wonder: do I really need a protection plan for my furnace? While it’s not mandatory, it is highly recommended. A protection plan, also known as a maintenance plan, is a valuable investment for homeowners. 

If you opt out of getting one, you may have to pay out of pocket for repairs, maintenance, parts, and labour. A protection plan covers annual maintenance, includes discounted parts and service, and a host of other benefits that help keep your system running smoothly and efficiently.

Here’s why you should consider a Harding Club Membership for your HVAC systems.

1. Reduce Costs

Without a protection plan, if your furnace breaks down, you may have to pay for the repairs out of pocket. But when you have one, you have access to discounted parts and labour, as well as free annual maintenance and safety inspections

Another way you save with a protection plan is by having your HVAC unit regularly maintained and tuned up so it’s always working well. Consequently, you’re less likely to have to pay for costly repairs or to have to replace your system prematurely.

2. Prevent Breakdowns

Another benefit of protection plans is that they can help prevent unexpected breakdowns. HVAC systems are complex pieces of equipment that require regular inspection and maintenance to keep them functioning smoothly. An HVAC protection plan includes regular tune-ups, inspections, maintenance, and diagnostics. This helps to prevent unexpected breakdowns and prolong the life of your system

3. Protect Your Warranty

Another reason to have coverage is to help protect your warranty. Failing to keep up with maintenance can void your warranty, leaving you to foot the bill. In essence, a protection plan is like an insurance policy. It helps ensure that your system will always meet the maintenance requirements outlined in your warranty.

4. Improve Energy Efficiency 

HVAC protection plans also ensure that your system is operating at its peak. This can help improve energy efficiency and lower your monthly utility bill. Since routine maintenance is included in the plan, HVAC technicians can identify and fix any problems that could cause your system to work harder than necessary.

5. Get Priority Service

Finally, when you have coverage, you get priority service if your system breaks down. Basically, you’ll be moved to the top of the list for repairs and you’ll be serviced as soon as possible. This advantage is especially valuable if you find yourself in an urgent no-heat or no-cooling situation.

Still not sure?

Protection plans can save you money, protect your warranty, improve energy efficiency, and prevent breakdowns. Basically, you buy yourself peace of mind and save money in the long run! But if all these reasons still haven’t convinced you, contact us to talk more about it.

Live worry-free with an HVAC protection plan.

Sign up for a Team Harding Club Membership.

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