Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you also get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Alliance each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any issues with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could run into issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s just the same with heating and cooling maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Imagine if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will malfunction and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can skip its annual tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and yearly 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 Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 330-235-1260 today.