Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

October 20, 2017

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about furnace service plans. Do you need one? Is it worth it? What should it include? Home Comfort Heating & Air can help answer your questions and erase some confusion.

But I Have a Warranty

Perhaps one of the most confusing things about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often believe they don’t need one because their home’s furnace is under warranty. However, the warranty and a maintenance service agreement are two very different things—and in lots of cases, you are required to have routine furnace service completed to keep your warranty valid. These visits help ensure your furnace is running as it should and help recognize potential problems before they become major, and expensive, problems. A warranty commonly only covers major components of a furnace, and does not cover labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s wise to review all the details of your warranty so you know what’s covered and what isn’t.

Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance

Not only does it ensure your furnace is working correctly, routine maintenance provides other benefits that will help you. Properly maintained systems will be more likely to operate at peak efficiency, which can potentially save you some money on your utility costs. They also help better filter your home’s air, helping to keep your household healthier and your home cleaner.

Another benefit of regular maintenance is that it helps ensure your furnace will work correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cool Elk River night is to have to arrange an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Home Comfort Heating & Air, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the nice things about buying a maintenance plan is that you aren’t likely to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve realized that once homeowners invest in a service plan, they don’t forget schedule their service much better than homeowners that didn’t include a service agreement—and their furnace and indoor air quality benefit! Even better, our team will typically contact you to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder.

When you are ready to hear more about furnace service plans, or if you want to get one now, call Home Comfort Heating & Air at 763-276-0617 and we’ll get you set.