There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about furnace service plans. Should you get one? Is the cost worth it? What should it cover? Stanford Heating & Cooling 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 assume they don’t need the repair plan because their home’s furnace is under warranty. The maintenance service plan and a warrant are two very different things—and in lots of cases, you actually need to have routine furnace service done to keep your warranty in place. These services help to make sure your furnace is running as it should and help recognize potential problems before they become bigger, and expensive, problems. A warranty usually only covers major components of a furnace, and they often only cover parts and not labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s wise to understand all the details of your warranty so you comprehend what’s covered and what isn’t.
Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance
In addition to making sure your equipment is working properly, routine maintenance has many other benefits. Properly maintained systems are more prone 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 your family healthier and your home cleaner.
Yet another benefit is that it helps confirm your furnace will operate correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a brisk Bloomfield night is to have to arrange an emergency repair.
Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance
At Stanford Heating & Cooling, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the good things about buying 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 professionals will typically contact you to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder.
If you would like more information about furnace service plans, or if you would like to get one now, call Stanford Heating & Cooling at 812-825-8695 and we’ll take care of you.