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Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?

October 20, 2017

It can be consuming when you start looking at the information about furnace service plans. Do you need one? Is the cost worth it? What should the plan cover? Three Rivers 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 furnace is under warranty. However, the warranty and a maintenance service agreement are two very different things—and in many cases, you are required to have routine furnace service performed to keep your warranty in effect. These visits help ensure your furnace is working as it should and help identify potential problems before they become bigger, and expensive, problems. A warranty typically only covers major components of a furnace, and not labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s important to review all the details of your warranty so you understand what’s covered and what isn’t.

Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance

In addition to making sure your equipment is working properly, routine maintenance provides other benefits that will help you. Properly maintained systems are more likely to operate at peak efficiency, which could save you money on utility bills. They also help better filter your home’s air, helping to keep you healthier and your home cleaner.

That’s not all, another benefit of routine maintenance is that it helps ensure your furnace will work correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cold Portland night is to have to arrange an emergency repair.

Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance

At Three Rivers Heating & Cooling, 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 realized that once homeowners invest in a service plan, they remember 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 would like more information about furnace service plans, or if you’re ready to get one now, call Three Rivers Heating & Cooling at 503-213-4433 and we’ll get you set.