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 remember to 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 have any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having someone come out and do an inspection. But that’s where you can encounter issues.

Taking your car to the mechanic helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t in the middle of 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 very similar with heating and cooling 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 broken vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run around 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 per year on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith also notes that the process is similar to 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 shorter lifespans.”

So just because your system was working well last season doesn’t mean it can neglect its seasonal tune-up. The bottom line is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’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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