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 believe that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t have any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could encounter issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and finds 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.

“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 about 2,000 hours annually, and if you imagine it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to auto maintenance. “Just as an auto 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 shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly 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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