Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in West Palm Beach each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any problems with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you may run into issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and catches issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours annually, and if you imagine it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is similar to 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. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need 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 going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 561-629-1826 today.

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