Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in West Palm Beach each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you can have problems.

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

It’s similar with heating and cooling maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very plainly.

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run about 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 goes on to explain 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 shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great 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 going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 561-629-1826 today.

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