Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

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There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about furnace service plans. Do you need one? Is the value there? What should it include? Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating can help answer your questions and erase some 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 home’s furnace is under warranty. The maintenance service plan and a warrant are two very different things—and in many cases, you will need to have routine furnace service done to keep your warranty valid. Scheduling these appointments will ensure your furnace is running as it should and help identify potential problems before they become bigger, and expensive, problems. A warranty typically only covers major components of a furnace, and does not cover labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s critical to review 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 are more likely to operate at peak efficiency, which may save you some money on your utility costs. They also help to enhance your home’s air, 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 Pella night is to have to call for an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the great things about selecting a maintenance plan is that you don’t have an excuse 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 that didn’t include a service agreement—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 would like more information about furnace service plans, or if you’re ready to get one now, call Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating at 641-628-3621 and we’ll help you out. 

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