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 Longmont each season?

You may think that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could encounter problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and catches issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Assume if only one out of five people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is just like auto 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 stop working and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its annual tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and yearly 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 heating Precision tune-ups by calling 303-647-5749 today.

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