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 remember to get your routine heating and cooling maintenance in Mobile each season?

You may feel that if the air conditioner kept you cool all last summer, or you didn’t run into any problems with your furnace last winter, that you can skip having a technician come out and maintain the system. But that’s where you can encounter malfunctions.

Taking your car in regularly helps make sure everything is functioning properly so you aren’t in the middle of a 200 mile trip when your car all of a sudden breaks down. Visiting the doctor annually helps keep your body healthy and finds issues early, like heart disease or cancer.

It’s similar with heating and cooling maintenance. The owner of Sky Heating & Air Conditioning in Portland, Travis Smith, explained it very simply.

“Think about if only 20% of people who owned vehicles had them maintained regularly. There would be a good amount of broken-down vehicles. A heating and cooling system can run nearly 2,000 hours yearly, and if you figure it’s working at the equivalent of 30 miles per hour, that concludes that you put 60,000 miles yearly on your furnace in between maintenance.”

Smith goes on to explain the process is just like auto maintenance. “Just as a vehicle mechanic would bring to any auto owner’s attention that it needs oil changes and regular tune-ups. There is no difference. Machines need maintenance or they will break down and have decreased lifespans.”

So just because your system was working fine last season doesn’t mean it doesn’t need its yearly tune-up. The real matter is it needs maintenance now, and every year prior to the peak heating and peak cooling season. Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Fall Precision tune-ups by calling 251-202-7503 today.

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