Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

October 20, 2017

There can be some inconsistent info about furnace service plans. Do you need one? Is the cost worth it? What should it include? Knoechel Heating Company 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 assume they don’t need the repair plan because their furnace is under warranty. A warranty and a maintenance service plan are two very different things—and in many cases, you are required to have routine furnace service completed to keep your warranty in place. Scheduling these appointments will ensure your furnace is running as it should and help recognize potential problems before they become bigger, and expensive, problems. A warranty commonly only covers major components of a furnace, and they often only cover parts 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 are more likely to operate at peak efficiency, which may save you some money on your utility costs. They also help better filter your home’s air, helping to keep you healthier and your home cleaner.

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

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Knoechel Heating Company, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the great things about purchasing a maintenance plan is that you aren’t likely to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve discovered that once homeowners invest in a service plan, they don’t forget 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 get in contact with the homeowners to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder.

If you want to learn more about furnace service plans, or if you would like to get one now, call Knoechel Heating Company at 724-425-5852 and we’ll help you out.