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 HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Livermore each season?

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

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart ailments or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only one out of five people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 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 system in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will stop working and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can skip 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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