Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You take your car in to be serviced every 3000-5000 miles. You visit your doctor for a physical every year. So why wouldn’t you also get your routine heating and cooling 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 it’s not necessary to have an expert come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you may encounter issues.

Routinely taking your car in helps confirm everything is operating correctly so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease 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 percent of people who owned vehicles received maintenance on them. There would be a lot of malfunctioning vehicles. An HVAC system can run about 2,000 hours annually, and if you assume it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that would mean you put 60,000 miles annually on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain 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 system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its yearly tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’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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