Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?10/20/2017There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about furnace service plans. Is it wise to purchase one? Is it worth it? What should the plan cover? Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., 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 a plan because the furnace is under warranty. The maintenance service plan and a warrant are two very different things—and in lots of cases, you will need to have routine furnace service performed to keep your warranty in effect. These services help to make sure your furnace is running as it should and help find potential problems before they become major, 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 read 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 provides other benefits that will help you. Properly maintained systems will be more likely to operate at peak efficiency, which can potentially save you some money on your utility costs. They also filter your home’s air better, helping to keep you healthier and your home cleaner. That’s not all, another benefit of routine maintenance 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 brisk West Columbia night is to have to call for an emergency repair. Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance At Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the great things about purchasing 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 don’t forget 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 get in contact with the homeowners to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder. When you are ready to hear more about furnace service plans, or if you would like to get one now, call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at 803-796-9172 and we’ll take care of you. If you have an existing plan, you can also easily book your service appointment with us online.