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 heating and air conditioning maintenance in Columbia each season?

You may think that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t encounter any issues with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you could run into problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t 100 miles into a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems 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 plainly.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a ton of broken-down vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you figure it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles per year on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is just like car 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 products need maintenance or they will break down and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its seasonal tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Midland Air Service Experts’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 803-399-7208 today.

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