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 also get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Livermore each season?

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter 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 run into malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Think about if only one out of five people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run around 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical products 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 doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 925-364-5427 today.

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