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 always get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Girard each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you could encounter malfunctions.

Routinely taking your car in helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

“Assume if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors auto 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. Machines need maintenance or they will malfunction and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual 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 330-269-7235 today.

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