Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

October 20, 2017

There can be some inconsistent info about furnace service plans. Should you get one? Is the cost worth it? What should it cover? Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning 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 believe they don’t need one because the furnace is under warranty. The maintenance service plan and a warrant are two very different things—and in lots of cases, you are required to have routine furnace service done to keep your warranty in place. These visits help ensure your furnace is running as it should and help identify potential problems before they become larger, and expensive, problems. A warranty usually only covers major components of a furnace, and not labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s critical to understand all the details of your warranty so you understand 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 will be more likely to operate at peak efficiency, which can potentially save you money on utility bills. They also filter your home’s air better, helping to keep you healthier and your home cleaner.

Another benefit of regular maintenance 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 York night is to have to schedule an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the good things about purchasing a maintenance plan is that you have no reason to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve discovered 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 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 would like to get one now, call Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning at 717-383-4479 and we’ll help you out.