Does Your Home Warranty Cover Your Furnace?

Written on: April 8, 2024

Marandola Can Help Prevent Problems

furnace Kent, CT Heating equipment repairs can be expensive. Your homeowner’s policy may cover equipment replacement if your furnace is damaged in a fire or other types of catastrophes. But if your system breaks down because of normal wear and tear, it’s likely that you will have to foot the bill for repairs.

Those unexpected equipment repairs can really sting, especially if you need to replace a major part. The average cost of a furnace or boiler repair can be between $300 and $400. Ouch!

That’s where your home warranty can help. These plans fill in the gap for repairs not covered by home insurance or the manufacturer’s warranty, and help pay for major repairs. Here’s what you need to know—and how Marandola can help.

Home Warranty Basics

While your homeowners’ insurance covers damage resulting from storms or a fire, it doesn’t cover equipment problems. That’s why most homeowners also opt to purchase a home warranty. A home warranty will cover the cost of repairs or replacement due to wear and tear and even poor installation. You can purchase a home warranty that covers just your HVAC equipment, which usually will include the ductwork, or you can include any or all of your major appliances. Some plans can also cover plumbing. Like any other insurance plan, there is a monthly premium, as well as a deductible.

A home warranty doesn’t cover everything, specifically damage caused by misuse or neglect. That includes poor maintenance. In fact, like most manufacturers’ warranties, a home warranty usually requires you to keep up with regular maintenance.

That’s where Marandola can help.

The Importance of Maintenance

There’s are several reasons maintenance is important—besides protecting your warranty.

Regular maintenance keeps your system running at peak efficiency. That means you’ll burn fuel more efficiently and keep heating costs down. In dollars, that can add up to 10% savings on heating costs. That kind of savings can really add up.

Maintenance also helps prevent problems from happening in the first place. Did you know that nearly 80% of heating system breakdowns are preventable? In most cases, routine seasonal tune-ups will uncover small issues and correct them before they turn into more costly heating system repairs. Our expert technicians clean, inspect, test, and prepare your furnace or boiler to make sure it’s running at peak efficiency, so you can avoid those breakdowns that can drive up your premiums.

Service Plan: Added Peace of Mind

Marandola offers heating system service plans that work a lot like health insurance for your furnace or boiler. Our service plans include annual maintenance—which isn’t covered by a home warranty—and also includes 24/7 emergency service, as well as coverage for a wide range of repairs, parts and labor, which can make a big difference especially with older equipment that can start having more frequent butt minor problems.

Find out why customers in Litchfield County trust Marandola for unsurpassed service and quality any time of the day or night. Our technicians bring the same level of expertise and high standards to every job, whether it’s a new system installation, an emergency repair or a routine tune-up.

Contact us to more about our heating system service plans, or to schedule your tune-up today.