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 also get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Fort Lauderdale each season?

You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can encounter malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep your body healthy and catches issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only 20 percent of 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 per year, and if you figure it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles yearly on your system 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 products need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it can skip its yearly tune-up. The real matter 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 954-736-4314 today.

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