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 include? Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling can help answer your questions and erase some confusion.

But I Have a Warranty

Perhaps one of the most confusing things about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often assume they don’t need one because their home’s furnace is under warranty. The maintenance service plan and a warrant are two very different things—and in a lot of cases, you actually need to have routine furnace service performed to keep your warranty in effect. Scheduling these appointments will ensure your furnace is running as it should and help recognize potential problems before they become larger, and expensive, problems. A warranty commonly only covers major components of a furnace, 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

Not only does it ensure your furnace is working correctly, routine maintenance has many other benefits. Properly maintained systems are more prone to operate at peak efficiency, which could save you some money on your utility costs. They also filter your home’s air better, helping to keep your family healthier and your home cleaner.

Yet another benefit is that it helps make sure your furnace will operate correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cool Des Moines night is to have to schedule an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the great things about buying a maintenance plan is that you don’t have an excuse to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve found that once homeowners invest in a service plan, they are more likely to schedule their service much better than homeowners without a service plan—and their furnace and indoor air quality benefit! Even better, our team will typically reach out to you to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder.

If you want to learn more about furnace service plans, or if you’re ready to get one now, call Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling at 515-207-6569 and we’ll get you set.