As a homeowner, you’ll want to be proactive about taking steps to protect your heating and cooling equipment before any problems occur. Before you can make a decision about whether you should choose between an Energy Savings Plan (ESP) Maintenance Agreement and a warranty, you’ll want to make sure you understand the difference between these two items.
Difference Between an Energy Savings Plan (ESP) Maintenance Agreement and a Warranty
When you buy an ESP from Air Depot, you get a discount on parts and labor for any needed repairs on your heating and air conditioning equipment. A warranty usually has a specific list of repairs it will cover and you may have to pay a deductible for covered services.
We give our customers preferred day service when they call before noon for repair service on their heating or cooling equipment. Home warranty companies usually don’t offer this service, and customers may end up waiting several days for a technician to come to their home.
Buying an Plan means you will keep up with your scheduled maintenance on your heating and cooling equipment in your home. Air Depot’s ESP includes three inspections per year (with a written report):
- The Cooling Maintenance Tune-up (May)
- The Heating Maintenance Check (October)
- The Annual Major Maintenance (February)
These checks are essential to keep your system running at peak efficiency and will extend its service life. If you don’t keep up with your regular maintenance and have the records to prove it, a warranty may not cover the cost of repairs if a failure happens or your equipment breaks down. Having the added protection in place can help to support the warranty.
In addition you get a heating and air conditioning contractor you can trust who will respond every time your system needs servicing, repairs or maintenance. When you choose a warranty, you have no control over which company will be dispatched to come to your home to provide services.