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 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 an expert come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you could have problems.

Taking your car in regularly helps verify everything is functioning properly so you aren’t halfway into a 200 mile trip when your car suddenly breaks down. Visiting the doctor regularly helps keep you 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 lot of broken-down vehicles. A heating and air conditioning system can run about 2,000 hours per year, and if you imagine it’s working 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 car maintenance. “Just as an auto 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 break down and have shorter lifespans.”

So just because your heating and air conditioning equipment was working fine last season doesn’t mean it can skip its seasonal tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and every 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 352-374-6602 today.

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