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Keep Your Home Cool with Preventative AC Maintenance

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Learn preventative tips to keep your air conditioner running smoothly.

Maintaining modern air conditioning equipment is a breeze compared to the system upkeep of generations past. However, air conditioners (ACs) still have many components, so it pays to know what maintenance measures will keep things running and how to tell if a part of your unit needs replacing:

  • Notice little clues. Are your energy bills suddenly higher? Do you set the thermostat for 75 degrees and find the unit keeps running and running? These are signs that your AC isn’t operating as efficiently as it should.
  • Protect against power surges. Low voltage events, like brown-outs, are a common source of damage to air conditioners. A switching device designed to protect the AC from damage can help – if the voltage drops too far, the system will automatically turn off. An HVAC technician can install this for you.
  • When in doubt, check it out. Pinpointing problems can be difficult. If your AC is making unusual noises, not working like it used to, or just generally seems off, it’s a good time to ask a professional.
  • Know when replacing is smarter than fixing. Good technicians can often get an AC running again, but sometimes replacement is more economical. Consider replacing your AC unit if it's older than seven years old and requires frequent expensive repairs.

Maximize the lifespan and efficiency of your air-conditioning system and minimize the risk of sudden, unexpected repair expenses with a cooling protection plan

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Our plans give you lots of options, so you can get just what you need for your home without paying for coverage you don't need.

Terms and conditions contained in the protection plans may limit our contract obligations due to coverage caps, coverage exclusions, and our cash back offer. View plan details for more information.

*Repair claims are limited to $500 per service call and $2,000 per plan in the aggregate per plan term. Plans are provided by NRG Protects Inc. Independent contractors will be performing various services under the plans. In some instances we may make a cash payment in lieu of repairs or replacement in the amount of actual cost, which may be less than retail, to repair or replace any covered system, component, or appliance.

**If your authorized repair technician determines that the water heater is deemed irreparable, we will give you a credit of $500 towards a replacement water heater by your authorized repair technician.

Once repair plans commence, there is a 30-day waiting period before you may request services for a claim. Unless the plan provider elects not to renew the plan, upon expiration of the first year, the plan will automatically renew at the standard rate and terms unless you opt out of the auto-renewal option in writing by mail at P.O. Box 2309, Houston, TX 77252- 2309, by email at or by calling us at 1.855.241.9094. Sales tax will be added in select states.

This is a summary of what the provider will and will not cover under the plan, and is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the plan. The Terms and Conditions may limit the provider's contractual obligations due to coverage caps, coverage exclusions and any cash-back option available under the plan. Please refer to the Sample Terms & Conditions for details.