Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car 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 air conditioning maintenance in Wheeling each season?

You may believe that if the AC kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and take a look. But that’s where you may run into problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is in working order 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 annually helps keep yourself healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s very similar 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 received maintenance on them. There would be a good amount of broken vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is just like vehicle maintenance. “Just as an auto 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 shorter 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 bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Comfort Masters Service Experts’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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