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 remember to get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Naples each season?

You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t run into any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you may run into malfunctions.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart problems 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.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is just like auto 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. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will malfunction and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its yearly tune-up. The bottom line 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 going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 239-908-6991 today.

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