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 remember to get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Roanoke each season?

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

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor regularly helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s just the same with HVAC maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very clearly.

“Assume if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of broken vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, 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 furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is just like car maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter 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 each 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 seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 540-302-8645 today.

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