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 Orlando each season?

You may feel 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 an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you may have issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s just the same 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 had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of broken vehicles. An HVAC system can run nearly 2,000 hours annually, and if you imagine it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process is similar to vehicle maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would explain to the owner that their vehicle needs regular tune-ups and oil changes. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will malfunction and have shorter 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 truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a seasonal Precision tune-ups by calling 407-329-7661 today.

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