Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may 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 suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep your body healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease 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% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a lot 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 per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is just like 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. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it can skip its annual tune-up. The truth 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 going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 407-329-7661 today.

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