Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

October 20, 2017

There can be some inconsistent info about furnace service plans. Should you get one? Is the value there? What should it include? Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC is happy to provide some more information to eliminate confusion.

But I Have a Warranty

Perhaps one of the most confusing things about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often assume they don’t need one because the furnace is under warranty. A warranty and a maintenance service plan are two very different things—and in lots of cases, you will need to have routine furnace service done to keep your warranty valid. These visits help ensure your furnace is operating as it should and help identify 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 critical to understand 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 has many other benefits. 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 filter your home’s air better, helping to keep your household healthier and your home cleaner.

Yet another benefit is that it helps ensure your furnace will operate correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cold Ellsworth night is to have to call for an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the nice things about purchasing a maintenance plan is that you don’t have an excuse to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve realized that once homeowners invest in a service plan, they remember to schedule their service much better than homeowners without a service plan—and their furnace and indoor air quality benefit! Even better, our experts 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 Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC at 715-318-6728 and we’ll get you set.