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Tips for Choosing the Right Service Plan for Natural Gas Heaters and Boilers


“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…” But when your natural gas heater or boiler is working correctly, the inside of your home or office should be delightful. Unfortunately, far too many people don’t perform proper maintenance on their home’s heating system. When winter rolls around, they discover that neglecting their heater or boiler has left them out in the cold.

There’s nothing that induces panic faster than trying to turn up your thermostat when it’s freezing outside only to discover that you get no response. Or worse, you hear an alarming noise or smell something electrical burning without any heat making it into your home. No one wants to make emergency calls to every technician in town trying to find someone willing to do an emergency repair on a gas heater or boiler. Choosing the right service plan with the right company can stop those problems before they start. 

Here are some simple tips that go a long way towards choosing a service plan that works for you:

Make Sure Maintenance is Included

If you depend on natural gas heating in your Halifax home or office, regular maintenance is a must. A good service plan will include a routine schedule for cleaning, basic upkeep, and seasonal inspections. In addition to this, make sure that you have working carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home to stop a small leak from becoming a serious problem.

Choose Properly Trained HVAC Professionals

Allowing someone who is inexperienced or unaware of safety procedures for natural gas heaters and boilers is not advisable. Make sure that your technicians are Gas Safe Registered and have received special training and safety certifications that keep customers and workers safe.

Make Sure HVAC Technicians are Close Enough to Help

Paying for a service plan means that you expect that level of service when you need it. If you need emergency repair services or have to vacate your home due to a gas leak, you want the problem resolved as quickly as possible. Working with local technicians means that they can be at your home fast and get things back to normal.

Find a Customizable Service Plan for Your Heater or Boiler

Not every HVAC service plan is adaptable for every home. Find a company that offers a number of different levels of service coverage that can be customized to fit your heating requirements and your budget.

Is it Worth the Cost?

When a technician offers a service plan, it’s important to make sure that the cost of the plan is justified and not inflated. There’s a good chance that emergency provisions will cost a bit more, and this is understandable. But no one should be paying for a plan that rivals the cost of the gas heater or boiler itself. Compare prices and make sure that you will be paying a reasonable amount.

Parker Plumbing and Heating Ltd. has technicians with over 15 years of experience, and we are proud to offer a 1-year warranty on all our work. Our team is here to help 24 hours a day with your natural gas and boiler service in Halifax with technicians that are fully licensed and insured to handle all your needs.

Call us at 902-435-3999 or use our online contact form to set up your appointment today!

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