Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You remember to get your physical every year. So why wouldn’t you remember to get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Albany each season?

You may feel that if the AC kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into 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 may encounter problems.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 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 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 maintained them. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you imagine it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that means you put 60,000 miles annually on your system in between maintenance.”

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

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its annual tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Roland J. Down Service Experts ’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 518-417-2938 today.

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