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 Medina each season?

You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you may run into problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

“Imagine if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles yearly on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process mirrors 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. Machines need maintenance or they will malfunction and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its annual tune-up. The bottom line 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 seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 330-305-2799 today.

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