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 Haltom City each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t have any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could encounter issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is functioning properly so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Going to see the doctor each year helps keep yourself healthy and catches issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s very similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very plainly.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles annually on your equipment in between maintenance.”

Smith says the process mirrors auto 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 break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and cooling equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and yearly prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Stark Services’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 817-668-6689 today.

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