Energy Savings Agreement (ESA)
An Energy Savings Agreement is an annual maintenance plan for our preferred customers. A service agreement is not an extended warranty. In fact, a service agreement will ensure that the manufacturer’s maintenance requirements are met so that your comfort system will remain under warranty. Without documented annual maintenance, manufacturers are under no obligation to honor their own warranties. If not maintained properly, even the best equipment can cause problems.
Service Agreement vs Extended Warranty
Many consumer electronics companies sell extended warranties that they call service agreements.” These are a little more than insurance programs. Service agreements or maintenance agreements in the heating and air conditioning industry are something else entirely. These involve true maintenance work that equipment manufacturers require on an annual basis for their warranties to remain in effect. They also involve safety checks that could, if you have a gas combustion heating system, literally save lives.
Service Agreements Save Money
Service agreements save you money by restoring efficiency, preventing inconvenient breakdowns, and extending the life of your equipment. You can get the same maintenance without a service agreement, but it costs more. With a service agreement, the service is scheduled during slow periods, so you receive a discount. In addition, you also save money on any emergency service your system may require during the year.
Annual maintenance pays for itself in operating cost savings during the peak season alone. Empirical university and utility research found operating cost savings of $32.76 per month from annual maintenance. That equates to an extra $393.12 you could be saving each year by keeping your system properly maintained. Regular maintenance not only restores effiency, but it also recovers the capacity of your system, thus improving comfort. All manufacturers in the heating and air conditioning industry recommend annual maintenance. What many consumers do not realize is that in the fine print of their warranties, they require maintenance for their warranties to remain in effect.
Heating and air conditioning systems work hard. They are cycling on and off, starting and stopping 4 to 8 times an hour. Think of it this way – it’’s like driving your car in city traffic and shutting it off at every stop light; it takes a toil on the machine. Just like forgetting to change the oil in your car, failing to maintain your heating and cooling systems also leads to a serious decline in performance ability.
Routine Maintenance Can Help:
Lower utility bills • Extend equipment life • Improve capacity • Allow for fewer repairs