Having a yearly service check on your air conditioning unit to keep it running at peak performance during summer months is the recommendation of most every AC repair company nationwide.
When Mike Tunney of Phoenix, Az. signed a service contract with an AC company and paid $1,100.00 for yearly maintenance and discounts on repairs, he thought he had made the right decision. When he started having issues with his AC unit, several attempts to contact the company he signed the contract with were not returned.
As this story by CBS5 consumer advocate Dave Cherry tells us, it is not always best to go with a service contract and giving yourself the option to choose an AC service and repair company from year to year may be your best choice. The good news in the end is that Tunney was refunded the full amount that he paid back in 2005.