Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

October 20, 2017

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? Scott Temperature 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 home’s furnace is under warranty. However, the warranty and a maintenance service agreement are two very different things—and in a lot of cases, you are required to have routine furnace service performed to keep your warranty in effect. Scheduling these appointments will ensure your furnace is operating as it should and help recognize potential problems before they become bigger, and expensive, problems. A warranty usually only covers major components of a furnace, and does not cover labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s important to review all the details of your warranty so you comprehend what’s covered and what isn’t.

Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance

Along with keeping your system operating safely, routine maintenance offers many more benefits. Properly maintained systems are more prone to operate at peak efficiency, which could save you some money on your utility costs. They also help better filter your home’s air, helping to keep you 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 Lawrence night is to have to schedule an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Scott Temperature, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the nice things about purchasing a maintenance plan is that you have no reason to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve found 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 professionals 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 want to get one now, call Scott Temperature at 785-269-0465 and we’ll get you set.