Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

October 20, 2017

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about furnace service plans. Should you get one? Is the cost worth it? What should the plan cover? WM J Kraus & Son is happy to provide some more information to eliminate 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 a plan because their furnace is under warranty. However, the warranty and a maintenance service agreement are two very different things—and in lots of cases, you actually need to have routine furnace service completed to keep your warranty in place. These services help to make sure your furnace is running as it should and help find potential problems before they become bigger, and expensive, problems. A warranty commonly only covers major components of a furnace, and does not cover 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 likely to operate at peak efficiency, which may save you money on utility bills. They also help to enhance 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 operate correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cool Keokuk night is to have to arrange an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At WM J Kraus & Son, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the nice 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 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 would like more information about furnace service plans, or if you would like to get one now, call WM J Kraus & Son at 319-229-2318 and we’ll help you out.