The Importance of a Service Plan for your Furnace

Did you know that the average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. Do you know how old your furnace is? Is it still running properly? What happens if it isn’t running well? These are all super important questions to be asking! Furnace repair can be costly, but mostly not if your furnace is getting regular maintenance.

So what can actually happen to your home if your furnace isn’t running correctly? The head honcho of home damage that most people worry about when their furnace isn’t working correctly, first of all happens in the winter. If you are fortunate to live in a warmer climate where you maybe don’t need heat in the winter, then more power to ya. However, for those that live in those cold winter states, it is important to note that if your furnace goes out in the dead of winter, which happens pretty regularly, it puts your home at great risk. The big concern is freezing of pipes. Your furnace’s main job is to distribute heat throughout your home. This prevents water from freezing in your pipes in the winter. So if you do need a furnace repair, it is best to get on it ASAP!

Frozen pipes can burst and/ or rupture, which can lead to flooding and water damage in your house. I can promise you that that type of repair is going to cost you a lot more than just regular maintenance of your furnace. There are several reasons to contact your local HVAC company. First of all, having a service plan with an HVAC contractor typically gives you peace of mind. Depending on the residential hvac company you use, you may acquire: priority services, better coverage, combos for multiple systems, and even 24/7 emergency services! Talk about helpful.

For your furnace repair, priority services may mean that your heating repair person will be there sooner because you are labeled as a priority. Forget about that week long wait for the furnace repair guy to show up at your house. In terms of coverage, a service plan typically covers more parts and include regular maintenance, as opposed to paying for both services individually. In most homes, your HVAC system and heating processes are slightly different. An HVAC company would know how to look at your furnace, but the point here is that getting a bundle on your HVAC system and your furnace could save you a lot of money in the long run. Lastly, how nice does 24/7 emergency help sound? Amazing right! Furnace repair is like gutter cleaning, it is kind of annoying, but very important for the health of your home and in turn, your family, and your wallet. Get connected with your local HVAC companies and get yourself a service plan today!