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 may run into problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor each year 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 maintained them. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume 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 similar to car maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. 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 each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 866-397-3787 today.

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