Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?10/20/2017There’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? Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning is here to answer your questions and clear up the confusion. But I Have a Warranty A confusing piece about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often believe they don’t need one 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 are required to have routine furnace service done to keep your warranty in place. Scheduling these appointments will ensure your furnace is working as it should and help recognize potential problems before they become larger, 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 know 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 can potentially save you money on utility bills. They also filter your home’s air better, 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 brisk Colfax night is to have to schedule an emergency repair. Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance At Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the nice things about purchasing a maintenance plan is that you aren’t likely 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 experts 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 would like to get one now, call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning at 509-397-3622 and we’ll take care of you. If you currently have a plan, you can also easily schedule your service appointment with us online.