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 last 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 do an inspection. But that’s where you may have malfunctions.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor each year helps keep you healthy and finds issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s just the same with HVAC maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very clearly.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of broken vehicles. An HVAC 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 yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

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

So just because your system was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its seasonal 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 happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 239-908-6991 today.

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