Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

October 20, 2017

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about furnace service plans. Is it wise to purchase one? Is the cost worth it? What should it include? Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning 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 one because their home’s furnace is under warranty. A warranty and a maintenance service plan are two very different things—and in a lot of cases, you will need to have routine furnace service completed to keep your warranty in effect. These services help to make sure your furnace is operating as it should and help identify potential problems before they become larger, 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 wise to review all the details of your warranty so you understand what’s covered and what isn’t.

Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance

Along with keeping your system operating safely, routine maintenance has many other benefits. Properly maintained systems are more likely to operate at peak efficiency, which can potentially save you costs on your energy bills. 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 make sure your furnace will work correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cool Kearney night is to have to call for an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the nice 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 are more likely to schedule their service much better than homeowners without a service plan—and their furnace and indoor air quality benefit! Even better, our team will typically get in contact with the homeowners to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder.

If you would like more information about furnace service plans, or if you’re ready to get one now, call Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning at 308-624-3485 and we’ll get you set.