There have been many instances in my life where I was either confused or outright misled when it came to a large purchase.
My first ever HD LCD television is a perfect example of this principle. Walking into an electronics store with cash in hand and no pre-existing research was my first mistake. I overpaid nearly $100 for a TV that was no better than ones offered at Walmart for much cheaper. I was even swindled into buying this special HDMI cable for a whopping $50, something my college roommate at the time would not let me live down. As frustrating as the experience naturally was, it was educational and instructive to me with being more careful with my wallet before snagging something on impulse. I was worried that I might be making the wrong decision when offered a yearly maintenance contract from my heating and cooling contractor. Since it was close to $200, I wondered if it was really worth it, but I took the plunge regardless. I’m happy that I had the courage to make the purchase. All of my filters are covered, as well as regular maintenance and tune-ups throughout the year. If I’m ever low on coolant, that is covered too. Best of all, the company offers total ductwork and air handler cleaning once a year with the contract I ultimately chose. Having the faith of knowing that my air system would stay clean and protected was hard to put a price on, and I am so grateful that I made the decision to buy it. I think the filter changes alone make the price worthwhile.