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 AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any issues 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 could encounter issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t in the middle of a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Assume if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s working 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 an auto 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 decreased lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The bottom line 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 seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 440-252-1375 today.

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