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 believe that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you may encounter problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Assume if only 20% of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run about 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 system in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will break down and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment 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 happening now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 305-440-1505 today.

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