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 also get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Columbia 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 an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you could run into problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is in working order so you aren’t 100 miles into a 400 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor each year helps keep you 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% of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on 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 working 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 auto maintenance. “Just as a car 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 malfunction and have smaller lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine 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 Heating & Air Conditioning’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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