Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car 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 Raleigh each season?

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can have malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Imagine if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC 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 concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to car maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will stop working and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The truth 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 heating Precision tune-ups by calling 919-578-4329 today.

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