While getting a new furnace or getting a tune-up for an older one in your Minneapolis home, your technician might suggest getting a protection plan or contract for your furnace and heating system. If you are considering an investment in a furnace protection plan, here are some things to think about.
What furnace protection plans cover
Typical furnace protection plans cover annual maintenance or unexpected problems with your furnace. While some plans cover more than others, the typical plan includes these things with an annual payment. Your technician will check your furnace and check for any potential problems to keep your furnace in its best shape throughout its use. Some plans might include your air conditioner, so it is important to check all options and benefits of both furnace protection and air conditioner protection plans before making your decision. At Twin Cities Heating and Air, our technicians make sure to follow our 21-point checklist. This checklist includes every part of your furnace to ensure that it is working properly.
What furnace protection plans cost
There are many companies that can rack up prices, but with our Comfort Care Package, our plans range from $9.95 a month to $39.50 a month. These plans are offered at discounted prices, making it easy and affordable to maintain your furnace’s warranty and safety. While looking at care plans, something else to consider is the age of your furnace when calculating costs. Newer furnaces tend to have fewer problems than older furnaces. However, this does not mean your new furnace is free of problems. Typical furnaces last around 15 to 20 years, but only if taken care of properly.
What benefits come from regular tune-ups
While regular tune-ups have a cost, there are benefits to the annual maintenance checks. Your furnace will last longer, perform better, and have fewer unexpected issues while in use. Technicians can detect problems early and fix it before it becomes a bigger problem for your family. Annual tune-ups are highly recommended for every homeowner.
Your furnace is an important part of the comfort in your home. Whether or not you decide to go with a protection plan, regular tune-ups are essential to your furnace’s lifespan. To check out our protection plan, view our Comfort Care Program, or contact us at Twin Cities Heating and Air.