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 HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Elkhart each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all throughout last summer, or you didn’t run into any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having an expert come out and take a look. But that’s where you may encounter issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Seeing the doctor annually helps keep you healthy and discovers issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s very similar with HVAC maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very plainly.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a ton of malfunctioning vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours yearly, and if you imagine it’s running 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 just like auto maintenance. “Just as an auto 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 decreased lifespans.”

So just because your system was working well last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its seasonal tune-up. The truth is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. BW/Cook Service Experts’s fall promotion is taking place right now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 574-218-6404 today.

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