Your clients look to you for advice and guidance for all real estate and home matters. One of the best ways you can counsel new homeowners is to tell them to take good care of their heating and air conditioning systems. In addition to depending on these systems for their household’s comfort, HVAC units are one of the most expensive home systems to fix when something goes wrong. In fact, heating and air conditioning systems can cost hundreds of dollars to repair and thousands to replace. Here are some words of wisdom to share with your clients about protecting this important home system investment:
- Read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use, maintenance, and filter changes. If that information is not available in print or online, ask a professional HVAC contractor for directions.
- HVAC units receive a lot of use, which means wear and tear on the system’s parts. Having regular tune-ups by a qualified technician can help keep the system operating safely, efficiently, and reliably. During the service, the technician will clean and inspect the unit for signs of potential problems that can be precursors to breakdowns.
- Regular maintenance and proper use will help systems run more quietly and the indoor air will be cleaner. Properly maintained systems can also function more efficiently, which may mean lower energy usage and costs.
- Taking care of heating and cooling systems can also help homeowners when it’s time to sell their homes. Keeping maintenance records can help reassure potential buyers that this valuable home system has received proper care. It’s also a good idea to provide utility records so potential buyers can know what heating and cooling costs to expect.
The best way to protect your clients from the expenses and inconvenience of unexpected HVAC system breakdowns is to have an HSASM home warranty in place. A one-year service contract that helps safeguard against the cost of covered repairs or replacements to major components of home systems and appliances that fail due to normal wear and tear, an HSA home warranty protects HVAC systems as well as many other home system components and appliances that commonly break down.
Buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals alike benefit from this important coverage and access to a service network for covered repairs that includes more than 15,000 service professionals. Including HSA home warranty coverage can help protect homes and clients during the listing period and may help reduce out-of-pocket expenses from covered breakdowns. It also provides a powerful marketing tool and competitive edge while promoting buyer confidence. For more information about putting this valuable coverage to work for you and your clients, contact your HSA Account Manager today, or visit onlinehsa.com.