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 HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Ocala each season?

You may think that if the air conditioner kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any problems with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can run into problems.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps confirm 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 each year helps keep yourself healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

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

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

Smith goes on to explain the process is similar to auto 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. Machines need maintenance or they will malfunction 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 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 happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 352-414-4006 today.

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