Service Plans Furnace Maintenance
2. Two things you must know
so you’ll never waste money
on a service plan again
You need to identify the age of the parts in your system. This will give you a starting place in terms of the life left in each of the parts.
Cross-reference the parts and the age with my spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet lists the normal lifespan of a number of different parts.
You’ll compare the age of your existing parts with the expected lifespan listed on the sheet.
Quickly helps you determine if you really need a typical service plan.
I realize things happen and that there are certainly no guarantees that your particular part will last as long as is suggested or longer.
BUT this gives you a better window into the future and if buying a service plan is the best choice for you.
You can judge if it makes financial sense for you to buy a service plan, or you may choose a higher end plan based on the age of the parts in your system and the parts life expectancy.
Current service plans are built on straight costs regardless of the condition or age of your equipment. For example, you can only choose from 2-3 options regardless of the age of your unit.
For newer systems (12 years or younger) it’s not such a great buy.
But if the oil company is progressive and is offering a service plan based on age rather than a typical straight plan, I recommend you get the plan regardless of your heating systems age.
This is because the plan is offered on a graduated cost
based on the age of your equipment.
If that’s true then, it’s cheap insurance.
Good oil-furnace-efficiency means you’ll spend a lot less on your heating oil bills.
Stay warm, stay safe and save money
I call it good karma.