Are Furnace Maintenance Plans Worth It?
If you don’t have a furnace maintenance plan in place, you may wonder, “Should I join a maintenance plan? Will it save me money?” The short answer is yes. But let us explain what a maintenance plan is and just exactly how it saves you money.
Furnace Maintenance Tip from the Pros
First, it’s good to note that furnaces require annual tune-ups. Just like any other piece of mechanical equipment, a furnace has parts that move, electrical connections, a motor, etc. Mechanical machines need maintenance. You wouldn’t drive your car for over a year without having the oil changed, would you? You can, but for the good of the machine, you don’t. Considering what furnaces cost, it’s not a piece of equipment you want to replace any time soon.
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Benefits of Being a Furnace Maintenance Plan Owner:
There are many benefits to being a maintenance club member. Take a look at what you’ll save when you sign up for one of our Worry-Free Maintenance Plans.
You’ll Save Money Right Out of the Gate
Our standard maintenance plan membership actually costs 30% LESS than if you’d schedule your heating and cooling maintenance a la carte. If you’re already paying for furnace maintenance services, joining a maintenance plan is a no-brainer.
You Don’t Have to Remember to Schedule Your Furnace Tune-Up
We know you’re busy. When you join our AC or furnace maintenance plan, we call you to schedule your tune-up. You’ll never miss an annual tune-up and you never even have to think about it. For those with a newly installed furnace, this means you too because skipping an annual furnace maintenance visit could result in a lapse in your manufacturer’s warranty.
Never Worry about Manufacturer Warranties
Whether your furnace is brand new or aging but still under an extended warranty, annual furnace maintenance is required to keep manufacturer warranties intact. Skipping a tune-up could result in a lapse of coverage, which means if something goes wrong, you could be on your own because you haven’t had it professionally cleaned every year. Never worry about your warranty again.
Receive Priority Furnace Service
Whether it’s an emergency furnace repair or a routine furnace maintenance tune-up, with a maintenance plan, you’ll get priority service ahead of other non-maintenance club members. This means during peak season, you’ll have your furnace maintenance performed first, and any emergency furnace repairs will be prioritized. In the dead of winter, no one likes to wait for the furnace repair guy!
Get a Discount on Furnace Repairs
During the maintenance visit, or at any other time, including emergency service repair, you’ll get up to a 20% discount on AC and furnace repairs. But, without a maintenance plan, you pay full price for the maintenance visit and any needed repairs or replacement parts.
Pay Less or Nothing for Weekend or Holiday Services
Depending on your maintenance plan level, you’ll pay less or absolutely nothing for service calls during weekends or holidays (plus, an extra discount if any furnace repairs or parts are needed.)Without a maintenance plan, you could pay up to $249 for a technician to come to your home and diagnose the problem. Plus, you’ll pay full price for any repairs!
Discount on Duct Cleaning
Maintenance club members also get up to a 15% discount on air duct cleaning services.
As you can see, it makes a lot of sense to sign up for a furnace maintenance plan. Capital Heating & Cooling offers two types of HVAC maintenance plans. No matter which you choose, you’ll save time and money. Here is a breakdown of both of our AC & furnace maintenance plans (link to PDF) and exactly what is covered in each. No matter which one you choose, you’ll save money.