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

You may believe 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 have malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s similar with heating and cooling maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Imagine if only 20 percent 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 assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is just like car 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. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have smaller lifespans.”

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

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