Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your physical every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Windsor each season?

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have someone come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you can run into malfunctions.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into 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 problems or cancer.

It’s similar with heating and cooling maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very simply.

“Assume if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a lot of broken vehicles. An HVAC system can run around 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car 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 shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its seasonal tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 226-773-3357 today.

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