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 Ravenna each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could run into issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and catches issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

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

Smith also notes that the process mirrors car 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 malfunction and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The truth 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 heating Precision tune-ups by calling 330-236-4793 today.

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