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 remember to get your routine heating and cooling 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 problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can encounter issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor regularly helps keep you healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s similar with HVAC maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very simply.

“Assume if only 20% of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you assume it’s running at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means 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. Machines need maintenance or they will break down 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 bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 937-503-7896 today.

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