Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced 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 believe that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have someone come out and take a look. 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 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

It’s just the same with HVAC maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Think about if only 20% 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 yearly, and if you figure it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is similar to 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 shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working well last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The real matter 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 Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 954-736-4314 today.

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