Beware of Discounted Preventive Maintenance Packages

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It may not seem like the most exciting way to spend your hard-earned dollars but investing in the care and maintenance of your furnace will most likely help you save some of those hard-earned dollars in the long run.

What do we mean?

Think of your furnace as if it were your car.  If you neglect to rotate the tires and get periodic tune-ups, your car, over time, won’t run as well.  And in cold weather, your furnace can run a lot! If you make the investment to take care of your furnace, it will perform better longer and save you from costly repairs that can easily be avoided with some planning.

How should you invest in your furnace now to save money later?

Two words: Quality Maintenance.  There is maintenance you can do on your own (we will cover that in another blog post) and there is the maintenance that should be done by a contractor with TRAINED technicians.   This may seem like an obvious point, however, in our neck of the woods, there are companies who will hire anyone off the street and offer to “train them on the job”. Well, having been in business for over 60 years, we know that a competent technician needs more training than that. At Owens, our technicians have a minimum of five years class room training!

These same companies then promise to provide you a full-service check-up of your furnace for a deep discount.  At face value, this may seem appealing.  Who doesn’t want to save a few dollars?


The law of physics just does not allow the right job to be done for the equivalent cost of dog food. Hiring a trained technician who shows up in a service vehicle with thousands of dollars of tools and inventory can’t be done for two figures. Independent reports have been written suggesting contractors promoting this are counting on finding expensive repairs or worse condemning perfectly good furnaces, resulting in unnecessary and expensive furnace replacements.

By hiring Owens Companies, you can expect our fully trained technicians to take their time to inspect your furnace and take all the steps necessary to ensure your entire system is running safely and properly.  Trained technicians are also able to spot potential problems that if left untouched, could become more expensive inconveniences down the road.

Owens has stood the test of time for 61 years and we have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.  We stand behind our work and we will never sell you a part you don’t need or repair something that isn’t broken.

Don’t settle for a bargain.  In the long run, it is your house, your family’s safety and comfort and your hard earned dollars that will benefit from selecting a quality contractor with trained technicians.

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