Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you also get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in North America each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and take a look. But that’s where you can have issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is just like car maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 866-397-3787 today.

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