Is it a good idea to get a protection plan for your furnace? - Gazifère

Is it a good idea to get a protection plan for your furnace?

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IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO GET A PROTECTION PLAN FOR YOUR FURNACE?

The heating season is coming. If your furnace is aging, you might be getting a little anxious at the prospect. Unfortunately, there is always a chance that you might find yourself without heat: nothing can prevent the fan from suddenly malfunctioning or a key part of your furnace from breaking down.

As the heating season approaches, you will see more and more promotions offering different service contracts or protection plans for furnaces. Is it worth signing up now for the sake of peace of mind? Here are a few things to think about.

• The age of your furnace
The older it gets and the more it starts showing signs of wear and tear, the greater the risk of a major malfunction when your furnace is running at full capacity. If you are thinking of signing up for a protection plan, you may be best to do it soon: past a certain age, your furnace may no longer be eligible for certain protection plans, or the protection plan may not cover all of the risks.

• Your ability to cover unforeseen expenses
If your furnace recently needed repairs and you called to have it serviced, you may have noticed that the cost of labour and parts replacement can be rather hefty. Gazifère estimates that the average cost of a service call in 2015 was $350, parts and labour included. Depending on the furnace model, a control board costs around $600, and a fan motor is a little over $800. Unfortunately, in the middle of winter, it is usually very difficult to put off getting your furnace repaired!

• Regular appliance repairs
Regular maintenance will certainly extend the life of your furnace and make it more reliable and energy efficient. Since buying your furnace, have you been diligent about following the manufacturer’s recommendations for its annual and preventive maintenance? And if you are the new owner of the home, do you have a record of the furnace’s maintenance or repairs? It is difficult to assess its condition and the likelihood that it will make it through the winter without problems.

When you sign up for a protection plan, you pay a set monthly fee to let others worry about the risks and nasty surprises. In addition to the cost of labour and parts replacement, some plans include preventive maintenance programs. This option may be attractive, because in addition to ensuring that your furnace is reliable, it can make it more energy efficient, and in the long-term help extend its life.

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Risque d’inondations dans divers
secteurs de la ville de Gatineau
Étant donné qu’un avis d’inondations a été émis pour certains secteurs, Gazifère pourrait être dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à votre propriété, pour votre sécurité. Dans cette éventualité, nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé.

Pour plus d’information sur la sécurité concernant vos appareils à gaz naturel et sur la mise à jour de la situation des inondations émise par la Ville de Gatineau cliquez ici.

Flood risk in various sectors of the
City of Gatineau
Due to the flood advisory that has been issued in some areas, Gazifère may have to turn off the gas service to your property for safety. We will restore service when flooding has subsided.

For more information on natural gas equipment safety and updates in French issued by the City of Gatineau, click here.

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Risque d’inondations dans divers
secteurs de Gatineau
Pour les clients touchés par cet avis, pour des raisons de sécurité, Gazifère se voit dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à la propriété. Nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé. Pour plus d’information cliquez ici.
Flood risk in various sectors of Gatineau
For customers in the affected areas, Gazifère has had to turn off the supply of natural gas to the property for safety reasons. We will reconnect the gas once the water has receded. For more information, click here.
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Risques d’inondation dans les secteurs Aylmer (rue Fraser)
et Gatineau (rues Jacques-Cartier, Saint-Louis, Riviera, Parisien et du Ruisseau)
Pour les clients touchés par cet avis, pour des raisons de sécurité, Gazifère se voit dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à la propriété. Nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé. Pour plus d’information cliquez ici.
Flood risk in sectors Aylmer (Fraser St.) and
Gatineau (streets Jacques-Cartier, Saint-Louis, Riviera, Parisien, and du Ruisseau)
For customers in the affected areas, Gazifère has had to turn off the supply of natural gas to the property for safety reasons. We will reconnect the gas once the water has receded. For more information, click here.
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Réouverture de votre compteur
Si votre compteur ou vos appareils à gaz naturel ont été fermés en raison des inondations, pour plus d’information concernant la réouverture de votre compteur et vos prochaines factures de Gazifère, cliquez ici.
Turning on your meter
If your meter or natural gas appliances were turned off due to flooding, and you would like to obtain more information about turning on your meter and about your future gas bills, click here.
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