That's not an easy question to answer, despite what you may have seen in articles trying to provide an “average cost of HVAC maintenance. The numbers in those articles are averages nationwide, and labor costs can vary greatly from region to region. In addition, they typically represent the costs to maintain a single residential split system, which can be very different from commercial systems. Also, the averages don't take into account the different types of service plans you can buy for your business (which cover 26% pieces of repair labor).
In addition, the size of your system (and the number of items of equipment that require service) is a factor that affects the cost of maintaining HVAC. You can also hire other professional HVAC service experts for annual maintenance of your air conditioning system. Especially during the summer months, when HVAC companies are busy with all kinds of emergency repairs due to high temperatures, the annual cost of a service contract seems to be worth it, just in case. An added benefit of having an annual service is visual inspection by an HVAC technician, who will detect potential problems before they become costly problems.
For commercial facilities where HVAC service is critical (retail, food service, etc.), this is the option you want to market. New systems that are still under warranty may not need one of these, but it is cheaper than combining separate HVAC service costs. However, there will be times in the life of your HVAC system when heating and cooling service from a licensed professional will be required. One of the biggest dilemmas facing a home or business owner is whether they should take advantage of the service contract (maintenance agreement) offered by their HVAC company.
An HVAC technician will inspect your HVAC system, clean all filters, expel dust and dirt, and repair worn parts. Option A may be more common for residential HVAC companies, but for commercial configurations, maintenance contracts (also known as service contracts) are preferred. Most air conditioning companies offer annual maintenance services to buyers by paying additional dollars for the service. The cost of maintaining HVAC is affordable and the service will save you from incurring huge repair costs in the future.
Professional overhauls and preventative maintenance are crucial to the continued operation and longevity of your HVAC system, and many A/C warranties require regular service for your AC unit warranty to remain valid. Consider installing a new HVAC system if your units are more than 10 years old and the HVAC repair bill would be more than 30% of the cost of a new A/C and oven combination. These costs can range from something small, like replacing a part, or something a little more expensive, like a standard professional HVAC service call. For example, a complex multi-split HVAC system installed in a two-story house will cost more service than a simple unit in a single-storey house.
As you can see, reactive maintenance HVAC repair doesn't have the same set-up cost as a proactive maintenance service.