How Much You’ll Save with a Residential Service Agreement
  • Posted on August 30, 2018
  • By Rod Miller

In the long run, residential service agreements are always to your advantage.

That’s not always obvious upfront; it can be tempting to forego an agreement to avoid an immediate cost, in the same way that it’s tempting to push off an oil change for as long as possible to avoid paying the $40 or so.

Over time, though, it’s always better to choose service. Without regular oil changes, cars break down; without regular service, HVAC systems do, too. HVAC maintenance is crucial. In the end, the benefits of residential service agreements outweigh the costs – even financially.

Here’s what you’ll get with a service agreement from Rod Miller, and how much you could save via three examples of work estimates.

Peace of Mind

With two checkups each year, you’ll be able to have confidence in your HVAC systems, knowing that one of our expert techs has reviewed your unit to ensure optimum performance. Our full system 14-point checklist covers all the bases and ensures that your unit is performing at the level you need.

Priority Scheduling and No Overtime Rates

Weekends. Holidays. In the middle of the summer heat wave or the winter cold spell.

There’s no getting around it: breakdowns always happen at the worst times.

When breakdowns happen, having priority scheduling set up with your provider makes sure the worst times don’t last long. With a service agreement from Rod Miller, you’ll get the fastest service with no overtime rates – even on weekends or holidays – so that you don’t have to wait for the comfort of your home to be restored.

Savings

Here’s where the rubber meets the road. Service agreements don’t just offer a premier level of service; they also save you money in the long run.

This happens in several ways. First, consistent service results in better-functioning HVAC systems, which adds up to savings on energy. Second, consistent service results in fewer breakdowns and longer equipment lifespans, which results in lower costs over time.

And third, when breakdowns do occur, service agreements offer huge savings potential.

Just how much would you save with a service agreement in the event of a breakdown? Here are three examples of work estimates to give you an idea.

 

Compressor (Warranty)

Let’s say your compressor breaks down. The following table represents the estimated cost of labor to replace a compressor under warranty. Note that parts under warranty are eligible for reduced costs through the manufacturer.

 

Without a service agreement, this job would have cost $2,056.63. Here, the service agreement for parts and labor resulted in nearly $500 of savings.

 

Thermostatic Expansion Valve (Warranty)

Next, let’s say that your thermostatic expansion valve breaks down. The following table represents the estimated cost of labor and parts to replace a TXV under warranty.

Without a service agreement, this job would have cost $1,470. Here, the service agreement for parts and labor resulted in $467 of savings.

 

Thermostatic Expansion Valve (No Warranty)

Finally, let’s say that your thermostatic expansion valve breaks down and that the part isn’t under warranty. The following table represents the estimated cost of labor and parts to replace the part.

Without a service agreement, this job would have cost $2,069.97. Here, the service agreement for parts and labor resulted in $527 of savings.

Obviously, these are only three examples of potential work situations. Your home and systems may be different. But, while actual savings will vary, the long-term financial sense of service agreements is consistent.

 

Make the Smart Decision

Don’t leave the comfort of your home to chance. And, if possible, don’t sacrifice long-term financial sense to avoid an upfront cost. A service agreement can give you peace of mind, priority scheduling, and add up to large savings over time.

Make the smart choice.

Join the Rod Miller family and sign up for a service agreement today. Plans start from $175 a year, which means that it only takes one breakdown for the investment to become worth it. And, if you choose to maintain your plan, you’re locked in at that rate for life – so as prices inflate over time, your decision will become smarter and smarter.

To learn more about our residential service agreements, get in touch with us online, or at 301.569.7993.

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