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 cover? Gillman Heating and Air is here to answer your questions and clear up the confusion.

But I Have a Warranty

A confusing piece about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often think they don’t need a plan because their furnace is under warranty. A warranty and a maintenance service plan are two very different things—and in many 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 running as it should and help find potential problems before they become bigger, and expensive, problems. A warranty usually only covers major components of a furnace, and not labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s important to review 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 provides other benefits that will help you. Properly maintained systems are more prone to operate at peak efficiency, which could save you costs on your energy bills. They also filter your home’s air better, helping to keep you healthier and your home cleaner.

That’s not all, another benefit of routine maintenance is that it helps confirm your furnace will run correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cool Perry night is to have to arrange an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Gillman Heating and Air, 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 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 reach out to you to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder.

If you would like more information about furnace service plans, or if you want to get one now, call Gillman Heating and Air at 478-202-3076 and we’ll help you out.