I learned from my mistake last time, and it was a mistake I was not planning on doing again.
Close to 5 years ago, I bought my current home, and fairly quickly I had the HVAC device replaced.
The HVAC unit it came with was a window air conditioning system, which was just not going to work. I had a central A/C installed, and although the air conditioning professional told me I should get a HVAC service plan, I never did, figuring it would be a waste of money. I figured I would never use it. Along with this mindset, I also thought there is no point in getting HVAC tune ups or having it continuously looked at, and it’s because of that mindset that I lost my new system at only 5 years old. That is really bad and it cost me a lot. It didn’t help when the same certified A/C technician told me again that I should get an air conditioning service plan. However, he didn’t have to tell me, because I was already planning on that ahead of time. This time I agreed to the cooling service plan, and I really got to see the benefits that came with it. Yes, it cost a lot, but considering how much money I had to spend to get a new one, I’m not going to complain. Now every 6 months, I will get a text on my phone which will alert me when a HVAC maintenance appointment is due, as well as it will tell me first whenever they are having a sale. I ended up buying a few things off their website during the time they were having a sale, and I have to tell you, the heating service plan is totally worth it.