Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance 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 Miami each season?

You may think that if the air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you may encounter problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 300 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you figure it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to 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. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will break down and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its seasonal tune-up. The bottom line 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 going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 305-440-1505 today.

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