Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You have your car serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine heating and air conditioning maintenance in Richmond 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 it’s not necessary to have someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may have malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 300 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart problems 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 simply.

“Assume if only 20% of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a good amount of broken vehicles. An HVAC system can run nearly 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is just like vehicle maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Mechanical devices need maintenance or they will break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can skip its seasonal tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Eveready Service Experts ’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 804-548-4480 today.

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