Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Columbus each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have a technician come out and take a look. But that’s where you may encounter issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

“Think about if only one out of five people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain 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 products need maintenance or they will break down and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it can skip its seasonal 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 seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 614-334-3192 today.

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