Why Preventative Furnace Maintenance Matters

October 12, 2016

You remember to take your car in for maintenance every 3000-5000 miles. You pay a visit to your doctor every year. So why wouldn’t you always get your routine HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) maintenance in Gainesville each season?

You may think that if the air conditioning system kept you cool all through the previous summer, or you didn’t encounter any mishaps with your furnace last winter, that you don’t need to have someone come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you could run into issues.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is in working order so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car unexpectedly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep your body healthy and catches issues early, like heart problems or cancer.

It’s similar with heating and air conditioning maintenance. The owner or Portland-based Sky Heating and Air Conditioning, Travis Smith, explained it very simply.

“Assume if only 20 percent of people who owned vehicles maintained them. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours yearly, and if you assume it’s operating at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your system in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process mirrors auto maintenance. “Just as a car mechanic would bring the need for oil changes and routine tune-ups to the owner’s attention. There is no difference. Mechanical products need maintenance or they will malfunction and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working great last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its seasonal tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and each year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a heating Precision tune-ups by calling 352-414-4006 today.

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