Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters
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 HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Dayton each season?
You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may encounter issues.
Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is in working order 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 similar with heating and cooling 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 ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles annually on your furnace in between maintenance.”
Smith says the process mirrors auto 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 break down and have shorter lifespans.”
So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine 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. Stevenson Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 937-503-7896 today.