If you have a service contract, this will improve your energy efficiency and life of the machine as the technician will be able to change dirty filters and spot other problems that are impacting your efficiency, helping your system to work more affordable overall. Having a qualified technician inspect your system a few times per year means you can identify issues while they are still small and easy to fix, rather than waiting until they damage your system or become expensive.
The main reason customers do not purchase a maintenance contract would be the cost. You could spend between $150 to $10,000 per year depending on the amount of services offered and the size of your air compressor system. If the system is new and still under a manufacture’s warranty, it may be mandatory to service the compressor throughout the term of the warranty, after the warranty, you maybe able to widen the service visits and use aftermarket parts and lubricant.
Before signing up for a service contract, find out the cost of routine maintenance for your unit and make sure the cost of the service contract is comparable. You may find that it is cheaper to simply pay for the routine service out-of-pocket.
Find out if emergency repairs are included and what time they service, 8-4, after hours are time and a half, after hours charge a minimum of 4 hours on emergency visits, etc; If they are and the price is reasonable, you will be in good shape to purchase. If not, you may want to look elsewhere for the service. Always read the fine print before signing, making sure you know what actions on your part could nullify the contract.
Finally, make sure that you choose a company that is honest, trustworthy and reliable. Remember, the service contract is only as good as the service provider backing it.
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