Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

October 20, 2017

It can be consuming when you start looking at the information about furnace service plans. Is it wise to purchase one? Is it worth it? What should the plan cover? Appalachian Heating is happy to provide some more information to eliminate confusion.

But I Have a Warranty

A confusing piece about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often believe they don’t need a plan because their 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 in place. These services help to make sure your furnace is operating as it should and help recognize potential problems before they become major, and expensive, problems. A warranty usually only covers major components of a furnace, and not labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s critical to understand all the details of your warranty so you know what’s covered and what isn’t.

Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance

In addition to making sure your equipment is working properly, routine maintenance offers many more benefits. Properly maintained systems will be more likely to operate at peak efficiency, which may save you costs on your energy bills. They also help better filter your home’s air, helping to keep you healthier and your home cleaner.

That’s not all, another benefit of routine maintenance is that it helps make sure your furnace will work correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a brisk Mount Hope night is to have to arrange an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Appalachian Heating, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the good things about purchasing a maintenance plan is that you don’t have an excuse to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve found that once homeowners invest in a service plan, they remember to 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 professionals will typically contact you to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder.

If you want to learn more about furnace service plans, or if you want to get one now, call Appalachian Heating at 304-707-0600 and we’ll take care of you.