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 always get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Cleveland each season?

You may believe that if the air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t run into any problems 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 could encounter issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments 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 plainly.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process mirrors vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will stop working and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The truth 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 440-252-1375 today.

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