Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your 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 you don’t need to have someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can have malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of 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 disease or cancer.

It’s just the same with heating and air conditioning maintenance. Travis Smith, owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Oregon, explained it very clearly.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of broken vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours yearly, 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 furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to 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. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased lifespans.”

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

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