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 the plan cover? Stieferman Heating Company Inc 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 one because their home’s furnace is under warranty. A warranty and a maintenance service plan are two very different things—and in many cases, you are required to have routine furnace service done to keep your warranty valid. These visits help ensure your furnace is running as it should and help find 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 understand all the details of your warranty so you comprehend what’s covered and what isn’t.

Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance

Not only does it ensure your furnace is working correctly, routine maintenance offers many more benefits. Properly maintained systems are more prone 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 household healthier and your home cleaner.

Yet another benefit is that it helps ensure your furnace will run correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a brisk Jefferson City night is to have to call for an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Stieferman Heating Company Inc, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the good 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 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’re ready to get one now, call Stieferman Heating Company Inc at 573-203-3908 and we’ll take care of you.