Need HVAC maintenance and wondering how much it will cost?
On average, one-time HVAC maintenance in Southern California can cost from $49 to $250.
The variance in price depends on a few factors like:
- Whether the visit is part of a plan or is an individual service
- How extensive the maintenance visit is
- The company or contractor you hire
Below, we’ll go into more detail about each of these factors to give you a better idea of what HVAC maintenance will cost you.
Cost Factor #1: Maintenance plan or individual tune up
The cost of your maintenance visit will depend on whether your visit is part of a plan or is a one-time tune-up on either your A/C OR furnace system.
One-time tune-ups are usually less expensive than maintenance plans.
However, companies will usually bundle your annual tune-ups and a variety of other discounts into a yearly maintenance plan, which can end up saving you money in the long run.
For example, our Burgeson's Preferred (BP) Membership maintenance plan comes with 1 combined A/C AND furnace system service each year and added benefits like:
- No diagnostic charges on equipment covered by contract
- 15% discount on repairs
- All after-hours and holiday rates waived
- And more
Even though maintenance plans are more expensive than one-time tune-ups, they are usually the better investment because of the added perks and discounts that come with them.
Cost Factor #2: How extensive the maintenance visit is
The more comprehensive a maintenance visit is, the more it will usually cost.
The goal of maintenance is to thoroughly check your heating or cooling system to ensure it’s working correctly and efficiently. Therefore, you definitely don’t want to invest in a plan with a short checklist.
According to Energy Star, a maintenance visit should include:
- Thermostat settings check
- Tightening of all electrical connections
- Lubrication of moving parts as required
- Inspection of the condensate drain line
- Check of the system's safety controls
At the very least, any maintenance job you book should include the above. However, we’d suggest looking for a maintenance service that goes beyond the bare minimum and consists of a variety of additional tasks.
For example, during a maintenance visit, we will complete the tasks listed above, and we’ll:
- Check voltage and amperage
- Wash and/or replace filters as required
- Check the blower assembly
- Check for signs of leaks
- Test all wiring and connections
- Inspect ductwork and check airflow
- Test operation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- And much more
Again, the goal of a maintenance visit is to ensure all parts of your system are working correctly. If a basic tune-up does not include an extensive check and service of your A/C and/or furnace systems, then you are not getting your money's worth in the long run.
Cost Factor #3: Quality of the company you hire
Typically, a higher-quality company or contractor will charge slightly more for HVAC maintenance than a less experienced company.
It can be tempting to choose the company with the lowest maintenance price, but we’d suggest taking a different approach. An experienced contractor is less likely to make a mistake or skip over a critical step of the maintenance process, which means fewer repair visits and more money saved.
To find a quality company to perform HVAC maintenance, look for someone who:
- Has been in business for at least 10 years
- Has excellent reviews on sites like Google, Yelp, and the BBB
- Has a valid license and valid insurance
Want quality HVAC maintenance? Invest in Burgeson’s Preferred Membership Plan
If you live in the Inland Empire and need quality maintenance for your HVAC system, reach out to Burgeson’s.
We’ve been maintaining HVAC systems since 1949, so if you need a partner you can trust to maintain your system, we’re the team to call. As we mentioned above, our Burgeson's Preferred (BP) Membership plan for HVAC comes with additional perks.
Click below for information on our comprehensive maintenance plan for your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical. Our BP Bundle includes discounts and benefits for your whole home!