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 also get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Columbus each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have a technician come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may encounter issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 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 disease or cancer.

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

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

Smith goes on to explain the process is just like car maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will malfunction and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine 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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