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

You may believe that if the air conditioner 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 run into malfunctions.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease 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% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to auto 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 system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly 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 going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 919-578-4329 today.

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