Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

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 Ocala each season?

You may believe that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems 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 can run into problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s very similar with HVAC maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Think about if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to car maintenance. “Just as an auto mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased 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 real matter is it needs maintenance now, and yearly 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 352-414-4006 today.

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