Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?10/20/2017There can be some inconsistent info about furnace service plans. Should you get one? Is it worth it? What should it cover? WM J Kraus & Son is happy to provide some more information to eliminate confusion. But I Have a Warranty One of the most confusing things about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often assume they don’t need a plan because the 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 done to keep your warranty in effect. These visits help ensure your furnace is operating as it should and help find potential problems before they become larger, 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 important to understand all the details of your warranty so you know 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 may save you costs on your energy bills. They also help better filter your home’s air, helping to keep your family healthier and your home cleaner. Another benefit of regular maintenance is that it helps confirm your furnace will work correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cool Keokuk night is to have to call for 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 good things about buying 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 don’t forget schedule their service much better than homeowners that didn’t include a service agreement—and their furnace and indoor air quality benefit! Even better, our experts will typically get in contact with the homeowners to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder. If you want to learn more about furnace service plans, or if you would like to get one now, call WM J Kraus & Son at 319-524-3714 and we’ll get you set. If you currently have a plan, you can also easily arrange your service appointment with us online.