Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t run into any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you can encounter problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep yourself healthy and catches 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 simply.

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

Smith says the process is similar to auto maintenance. “Just as an auto 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 decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual 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 taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 540-302-8645 today.

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