Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?10/20/2017There can be some inconsistent info about furnace service plans. Is it wise to purchase one? Is it worth it? What should it cover? iTemp Heating and 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 assume they don’t need the repair plan because their furnace is under warranty. The maintenance service plan and a warrant are two very different things—and in a lot of cases, you actually need to have routine furnace service done to keep your warranty in effect. These services help to make sure your furnace is operating as it should and help find potential problems before they become bigger, and expensive, problems. A warranty usually only covers major components of a furnace, and they often only cover parts and not labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s important to read all the details of your warranty so you understand what’s covered and what isn’t. Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance Along with keeping your system operating safely, routine maintenance provides other benefits that will help you. Properly maintained systems are more likely to operate at peak efficiency, which can potentially save you money on utility bills. They also help to enhance your home’s air, helping to keep you healthier and your home cleaner. Another benefit of regular maintenance is that it helps confirm your furnace will operate correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cool Chicago night is to have to call for an emergency repair. Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance At iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the great things about buying a maintenance plan is that you don’t have an excuse to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve discovered 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 contact 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning at 773-704-0640 and we’ll help you out. If you currently have a plan, you can also easily schedule your service appointment with us online.