How much should maintenance cost for an HVAC system?
The first thing to understand before I answer this question is how different companies operate. Some companies use a "get in the door" price so they can find what parts need to be replaced. Often the price is so low that they lose money if they don't find something that needs to be repaired. Then there seems to be those prices that seem so high you wonder what extras you will be getting from the service. This being said it is fair to state that there is a wide range of prices out there. The one thing the prices have in common is that they are based on a single system; this can be a little misleading for homeowners. Most homes have multiple systems meaning that the price you are paying is usually doubled or tripled or even higher depending on your specific home. Most prices while based on one system only reflect servicing one part of the system that typically has two. An example of this would be a spring tune up on your system, this service is an A/C service and does not include working on the furnace or heating element. This is an example of how cost can quickly increase without you knowing what you are paying for. We charge a fair price for quality work, inspection and make recommendations based on what we see. We will inform you if we see any potential future failures and give you recommendations based on what we see. These recommendations are often for what needs to be done in the future and can be planned for. We will not make repairs without your knowledge or without out giving you an estimate for the repairs, estimates will either be given in a written format or they will be given verbally.