Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Hillsborough each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any issues with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you could run into malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 400 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor each year helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

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

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

Smith goes on to explain the process is just like vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto 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 seasonal tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 908-448-2154 today.

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