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 cover? Uptown Heating & Cooling is here to answer your questions and clear up the confusion.

But I Have a Warranty

One of the most confusing things about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often think 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 lots of cases, you actually need to have routine furnace service done to keep your warranty valid. These visits help ensure your furnace is working as it should and help identify potential problems before they become major, and expensive, problems. A warranty typically 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 review all the details of your warranty so you understand 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 could save you money on utility bills. They also help better filter your home’s air, helping to keep your family healthier and your home cleaner.

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

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Uptown Heating & Cooling, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the nice things about purchasing a maintenance plan is that you don’t have an excuse to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve realized 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 professionals 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 Uptown Heating & Cooling at 614-344-6949 and we’ll take care of you.