No doubt consumers can purchase agreements for just about anything these days. This of course has led consumers asking the question….are they worth it? For purposes of this blog post we will focus on answering this question as it pertains to the Plumbing and HVAC service industry. The short answer is yes, however it is important to truly understand why. Firstly, your home (for most) is typically the most expensive asset owned. Secondly, it will always require love and care and needs to maintain its value. So, why are consumers leary of Service Agreements. Typically, consumers feel they are a scam or have no long term value. To support this feeling companies such as ours have done a poor job properly explaining all the benefits of such Agreements. Companies will sell agreements based on saving consumers money TODAY and not the long term value they offer. Agreements are valuable but you need to first believe they are valuable to you and your home. A Service Agreement for the Plumbing and HVAC Industry in the DC Metro should have the following benefits: (1) Preferred Customer Service, which means when you call you are at the top of the list, (2) Annual Inspections, which should include two for HVAC and one for Plumbing, (3) No Emergency Charges and (4) Discounted Pricing, typically a percentage off the standard rates. Should also only be purchased from a company that has been in business for more than ten years. You need to know they are there for you when you need them and their service.