Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your physical every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Fort Myers each season?

You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have a technician come out and take a look. But that’s where you may have malfunctions.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s very similar with HVAC maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors car maintenance. “Just as a car 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 malfunction and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its seasonal tune-up. The bottom line 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 going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 239-908-6991 today.

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