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 also get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Wheeling each season?

You may think that if the air conditioner kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems 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 problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s just the same with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very simply.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of broken vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run around 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 system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to vehicle 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. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will stop working and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its seasonal tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Comfort Masters 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 847-250-6729 today.

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