Keeping a comfortable, energy-efficient home is a year-long commitment–but the good news is that the task is simple enough to achieve. You just need to focus on home components that see a lot of use or consume a significant amount of energy. Your heating and cooling system fits both of these categories, so you’ll want to make sure it’s always in good condition. This is where professional heating and AC maintenance comes in.

Any performance issues with your system will translate to increased energy costs and expensive repairs. Fortunately, there are HVAC service contracts that can help you avoid this. Before signing up for one, however, you need to learn more about it. Here premier HVAC technician, Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating, shares what details should be included in a good HVAC service contract.

Components to be serviced

You might want to brush up on common HVAC terms, so you have a clearer idea of which parts are going to be serviced. If there’s something you think shouldn’t be included, or you want work done on a part that’s not covered by the contract, you should discuss it with your choice of HVAC company. They may have their reasons for the inclusion of those particular parts to be serviced. It’s a good idea to clear this up before signing anything.

Number of visits

This factor may vary based on the HVAC technician you hire. Some service contracts offer an annual maintenance visit, while others recommend a visit twice a year. There are even ones that advise a maintenance check-up every three months. Your HVAC expert should go over the number of visits detailed in the contract with you, as well as the reasons why they’re recommending that particular number.

Tasks to be performed

In a heating and AC maintenance contract, the technician will usually:

Change the air filter.
Assess the condition and function of the thermostat.
Lubricate some HVAC components for smoother operation.
Evaluate the fan.
Check for wear and tear on the system.
Inspect the electrical connections.
Look for possible leaks in the ductwork.
Top off the refrigerant.
Look into the condition of the outdoor HVAC unit.
If you own a particular HVAC model, additional tasks may be performed. You’ll want to make sure your choice of the technician is familiar and has already worked with that specific brand or model.


Once you find out how many visits per year are included in the service contract, you should learn how the visits will be scheduled. Will it be automatic, or do you have to call and schedule the visit when you’re ready? You’ll want to be on the same page with your HVAC technician to avoid issues with service completion.

Payment terms

Double-check the payment details. Determine how and when payments for the HVAC service will be made. Will the service be financed, or will you need to pay the full amount within a specific time frame? Given the many options available today, you’ll want to pick something that’s both flexible and convenient for you.

Additional perks.

Some HVAC maintenance agreements or contracts come with basic services. Others, however, are customizable and come with extra benefits. Add-ons in a service contract may include priority scheduling, rebates on repair work, and quick response times.

Our Comprehensive HVAC Maintenance Contract

Expert furnace and AC repair company, Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating offer a 4-Tier Comfort Care Plan specially designed to help keep your HVAC system in top form all year round. Depending on the tier (Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum), you may get to benefit from:

A 21-point HVAC inspection several times a year
5% to 20% discount on repairs
Same-day response times for HVAC emergencies
Reminder service
HVAC repair warranty of up to three years
A flexible monthly payment option
Pre-season scheduling
Inflation protection of up to two years
An annual accrual system that’s used for HVAC repairs, accessories, and equipment
With our extensive service contracts, we make HVAC maintenance not only a smoother and more worry-free experience but a cost-effective one as well.

More Reasons to Work with Us

To get the most out of your HVAC system’s life and performance, leave its maintenance to a reliable heating and cooling company. In this area, that would be Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating. We’re not just experts in the furnace and AC replacement–we can also effectively handle your system’s maintenance. We remain one of the top HVAC companies in the area because we are:

Credentialed. Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured company. You know you’re covered when you can turn to us for all your residential and commercial heating and cooling needs.
Experienced. Since 2006, Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating has provided communities throughout the Phoenix area with the highest-quality heating and cooling solutions. Whether you need us to install a new furnace or repair your air conditioning system, you can always count on superior workmanship backed by 15 years of industry experience.
Certified. Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating is a Carrier® Factory-Authorized Dealer, meaning you’ll have access to some of the highest-quality HVAC and indoor air quality systems available today. You can also count on us for their replacement and installation. We always make sure the project will be done right the first time. This is one of the reasons we’ve earned the prestigious Carrier® 2020 President’s Award, which recognizes outstanding dealers in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry. What’s more, we’re NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Certified, so you can expect your AC replacement or furnace repair to adhere to stringent quality standards.
Customer-centric. At Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating, our clients are our priority. We aim for complete satisfaction by providing an unmatched level of customer service and workmanship. If you’re curious about our quality of work, the satisfactory scores and reviews we’ve earned on Facebook and Google My Business, plus our A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau®, speak for us.
Look no further than Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating for all your heating and AC repair, installation, and maintenance needs. With our comprehensive service agreements, we’ll help extend the life of your HVAC system. We proudly serve the areas in and around Peoria and Phoenix, AZ. Call us today at (623) 777-3881 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We’d love to hear from you!

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